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030 THE DANCE - SANDHILL CRANES
Sandhill Cranes - Platte River Valley, Nebraska. During an ancient courtship ritual, two sandhill cranes pursue each other across a secluded wet meadow slough near the Platte River in central Nebraska. Sandhill cranes mate for life and can live more than 25 years in the wild. Cranes are considered among the most intelligent of all bird species and have long been revered as symbols of life, longevity, good fortune and happiness by indigenous cultures whose habitats they share the world over.