Giant cranes, part of Irish folklore, often kept as pets in the middle ages and extinct in the country in the 1700s, returned to the island after 300 years.
Giant cranes, part of Irish folklore, often kept as pets in the middle ages and extinct in the country in the 1700s, returned to the island after 300 years. A couple of cranes measuring 1.2 meters in length settled on the island and made a nest.
Giant cranes, which lived in Ireland between 1600 and 1700 and became part of the culture but later became extinct in the country, returned to Ireland. Officials said it was the crane family that nested in an unclaimed area for the species’ protection. For giant cranes nesting in a dried swamp for breeding, authorities began to re-soak the area.
If the breeding of the nesting crane family is successful, it will be the first in 300 years, ecologists said, but the giant cranes, which are occasionally seen for a short time during migration during the winter months, reach 1.2 meters in length. When the wings were opened, it was announced that the first nest of giant cranes, which reached about 3 meters, was seen last year and soon the cranes began to breed. This is an indication that giant cranes are ready to colonize Ireland, ecologists said, adding that it will take several years for the first cubs to be seen.