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African crowned cranes join Hyatt Wildlife Reserve

By Staff | Apr 25, 2013

The two male African crowned cranes are expected to show their adult plumage at around 16 months of age.

KAANAPALI – The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa announced the appointment of Mike and Ike, the newest inhabitants of the resort’s Wildlife Reserve.

The two juvenile cranes were released into the resort’s wildlife on March 21, and are adapting well with seasoned African crowned crane Spike, who joined the Hyatt team 31 years ago.

Mike and Ike were hatched on July 29 and July 30, 2013 at the Honolulu Zoo and are two of three babies reared at the facility.

The Hyatt Regency Maui is home to more than 50 avian species that reside in the Wildlife Reserve. Guests can learn about the various animals on-property, including Mandarin ducks, wood ducks, European mute swans, flamingos, African crowned cranes, Australian black swans, ten different species of parrots and the beloved African black-footed penguins, during the hotel’s free wildlife tours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m.