Chapter: The World We Live In

Whooping Crane (1903 taxidermy)

"When seeing them live just wasn't enough"
1903 mounted endangered Whooping Crane (taxidermy) 1903 Whooping Crane

Story

The Whooping Crane is now an endangered species in Manitoba. Jack Sweet shot this bird in 1903 while hunting geese in the Souris River area. Mr. T Darby of Winnipeg mounted the bird for display in the Sweet home in Waskada.

This taxidermy is an example of how early settlers hunting of birds and animals sometimes resulted in the near, or total, extinction of a species.