Results (3): Life history facts
Over the years other crane pairs have settled in neighbouring territories within the preserve, exhibiting a slow growth in crane numbers from originally one to six pairs. The situation until 1997 has been summarized in Fig 13a. In maximum, 6 territories had been occupied in the early and mid nineties as determined by visual observation. Two territories had been abandoned in 1995, PM and KHB (where the female was killed in 1995 probably by a poacher and pair #3 took over in late 95 and spring 96).