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Anthropoides paradiseus (Blue Crane)

Synonyms: Anthropoides paradisea

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), also known as the Stanley crane and the paradise crane, is the national bird of South Africa.
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Adult Weight [1]  11.24 lbs (5.10 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  185 grams
Clutch Size [1]  2
Incubation [1]  31 days
Wing Span [1]  6.2 feet (1.9 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Addo Elephant National Park II 348463 Eastern Cape, South Africa
Bontebok National Park II 8315 Western Cape, South Africa
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Golden Gate Highlands National Park II 28689 Free State, South Africa
Itala Game Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve II 72822 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Karoo National Park II 190300 Western Cape, South Africa
Malolotja Nature Reserve IV 42044 Swaziland  
Marakele National Park II 163507 Limpopo, South Africa
Mountain Zebra National Park II 60944 Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nylsvley Nature Reserve IV 7698 Limpopo, South Africa
Table Mountain (Cape Peninsula) National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  
Weenen Nature Reserve   Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
West Coast National Park II 59916 Western Cape, South Africa
Wilderness National Park II 5929 Western Cape, South Africa  

Emblem of

South Africa


Parasitized by 
Eucoleus obtusiuscula <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Albuquerque Biological Park
Beale Park
Birdland Park & Gardens
Birmingham Nature Centre
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Brevard Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas Zoo
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Harewood Bird Garden at Leeds
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Houston Zoo, Inc.
International Crane Foundation
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Lee Richardson Zoo
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Marwell Wildlife
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Mesker Park Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Mitchell Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Mulhouse Zoo
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
North of England Zoological Society
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Pensthorpe Conservation Trust Limited
Riga Zoo
Safari West
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Silver Springs Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Taipei Zoo
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Tilgate Nature Centre
Umgeni River Bird Park
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal


Cape Peninsula National Park;



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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