This majestic bird is one of the heaviest of the 15 different crane species weighing up to 25lbs! Along with its closest relative, the North American Whooping Crane, it has been listed as endangered since the 1970's. It is estimated that only 2,500 remain in the wild. This includes a resident population of around 900 birds on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and a migratory population of about 1,200 birds in northeastern China and Russia. The title "Majestic Wonder" is my thought "Wondering" about the future of this "Majestic" bird.