Stock Photo: Red-crowned crane, a declining species endangered from degradation and loss of its wetland habitat. Grus japonensis, formerly known as Ardea japonensis. Its small and declining population is native to areas in Russia, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. This female, named Zhalong, is part of a captive-breeding conservation program. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA. Photographed under controlled conditions