To continue our study of animals in Japan, mostly in Hokkaido we looked at the beautiful crane.

The Japanese crane, also known as the red-crowned crane, is a special bird in Japan. People believe it brings good luck and a long life. They often fold paper cranes as a symbol of this. These cranes are big and beautiful, mostly white with black markings and a red crown on their heads. Sadly, there aren’t many left, so efforts are being made to protect them and their homes in Japan.

We also got a chance to study and look at the skin of a snake and measure it. We could pretend we were real animal scientist.


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