n the summer of 2006, the first whooping crane chick hatched in the wild in Wisconsin in more than a century survived and, led by its parents, migrated successfully to Florida and back. This wild chick hatched June 22 at Necedah NWR. Its sibling died just prior to fledging, presumably killed by a predator after its parents flew off with the other chick.
In March, these cranes nicknamed "The First Family" returned back to Necedah. The chick separated from its parents as the parents nested and were observed incubating 1 egg in early April.