Red-crowned crane couple in Nanjing welcomes their first child in 2020

A red-crowned crane couple at the Hongshan Zoo successfully hatched their first eggs of the year on May 2.

The couple laid two eggs on March 30 and after 33 days of incubation, they welcomed a baby chick.

The breeding season for red-crowned cranes is between March and June each year. The father and mother take turns incubating the eggs. The "shift" is usually around 30 minutes long. The chick can walk immediately after coming out of the shell, and can start swimming after four to five days.

(Cover image a screenshot from the video)

(If you want to contribute and have specific expertise, please contact us at