The National Zoo has announced the successful hatching of two rare cranes.
They said Wednesday that the white-naped crane chicks were born May 12 and 14 at the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.
White-naped cranes are native to China, Russia and Korea. They typically stand four feet tall and weigh about 12 pounds. They are mostly dark grey with a white hind neck.
Because of habitat destruction, the population of cranes in the wild is estimated to be about 5,000.
Take a look at the slideshow below for more of the National Zoo’s baby animals!