User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Saving the Whooping Crane (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-15

Duration: 00:05:38

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Whooping crane | Nature | Endangered Species | Wildlife conservation


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Zimorski, Sarah Interviewee
  • Reynolds, Larry Interviewee
  • Fox, Melissa "Missy" Interviewee
  • Marchand, Leah Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) whooping crane reintroduction program. LeBlanc reports that there are currently 80 whooping cranes living in Louisiana. She tags along with LDWF wildlife biologist Sarah Zimorski as she checks on whooping crane nesting grounds in Jefferson Davis Parish. She also highlights a whooping crane art contest and exhibit aimed at raising money for the reintroduction program. She interviews: Larry Reynolds, director of Wildlife Protection and Conservation Management for LDWF; Melissa “Missy” Fox, executive director of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation; and Leah Marchand, Louisiana artist.