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Texas Fines Whooping Crane Killer, Revokes Guns

There are fewer than 500 whooping cranes left in the wild.
There are fewer than 500 whooping cranes alive in the wild.
whooping-crane-water Source: Ted Thousand

A Texas judge has sentenced a 19-year-old man to five years probation for shooting and killing two endangered whooping cranes on Oct. 25.

The case is a rare example of a successful prosecution under the Endangered Species Act, which among other things, bans the killing of an endangered animal, and punishes perpetrators with up to a year in prison and as much as a $50,000 in

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