Kushiro, Japan

Japanese cranes are seen in a snow-covered field at the Tsurui village in the Akan district of Kushiro, Hokkaido, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan</a>. About 900 Japanese cranes (Grus japonensis), also known as tanchos, inhabit the Kushiro Marshland, an area of nearly 27,000 hectares.
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( Koichi Kamoshida / Getty Images / January 18, 2010 )

Japanese cranes are seen in a snow-covered field at the Tsurui village in the Akan district of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. About 900 Japanese cranes (Grus japonensis), also known as tanchos, inhabit the Kushiro Marshland, an area of nearly 27,000 hectares.

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