Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Wild crane refuses to leave the side of man who saved its life


Still Waters

Recommended Posts

An Indian man has become somewhat of a celebrity in his home state of Uttar Pradesh thanks to his unusual best friend, a wild crane that follows him everywhere he goes.

30-year-old Mohammed Arif, a harvester operator from Mandka village, in Uttar Pradesh, was working in a field in February of last year, when he saw an injured sarus crane in dire need of help. It was bleeding from one leg and seemed in a lot of pain, so the young man picked it up and took it home where he started nursing it back to health. It took a while, but the red-necked crane made a full recovery. Only instead of flying away the moment it was set free, the majestic bird stuck by its benefactor, accompanying him everywhere.

Wildlife experts describe the relationship between Bachcha and her human rescuer as highly unusual, as sarus cranes are known as the least social crane species. They are very protective when nesting and can be very aggressive against intruders that get too close.

https://www.odditycentral.com/animals/wild-crane-refuses-to-leave-the-side-of-man-who-saved-its-life.html

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

A rare Sarus crane has been confiscated from the Indian man who nursed it back to health from injury after the story of their bond made headlines.

Officials in Uttar Pradesh moved the protected bird - featured in a recent BBC video - to a wildlife sanctuary.

The farmer who found it in his field a year ago said he'd expected it to fly back to the wild - but it never did.

Reports say the crane flew away from its new home after being moved but sanctuary officials deny it is missing.

Local media reported it had been found by villagers who were seen feeding a crane in a video that went viral. But officials denied the reports, saying the crane remained "within the boundaries" of Samaspur bird sanctuary where it was taken.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-65048798

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Watch: The moment a Sarus crane in Uttar Pradesh zoo met its human friend

A Sarus crane in a zoo in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh jumped around in its cage when the man who had nursed it back to health from injury came to visit.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-65248282

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Too bad he didn't get to keep it. At least he can go visit it when ever he wants to now.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Free bird: Indian man asks zoo for feathered friend's release

An Indian farmer whose extraordinary bond with a large bird made him a social media star has asked for his feathered friend to be set free after it was captured by wildlife authorities.

Videos of the bird and his human guardian went viral on social media and Arif amassed nearly 300,000 Instagram followers by documenting their exploits.

The crane is currently in a small quarantine cage, but Arif has asked for the bird—which he refers to simply as "friend"—to be released.

Media reports of the bird's plight have led to an outpouring of sympathy from the Indian public, with nearly 4,000 people signing an online petition demanding the crane's freedom.

https://phys.org/news/2023-04-free-bird-indian-zoo-feathered.html

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2023 at 4:12 PM, Still Waters said:

The crane is currently in a small quarantine cage, but Arif has asked for the bird—which he refers to simply as "friend"—to be released.

The bird is thankfull for what the man did, considers him his friend, and as a result has been put in a cage.

Kind of sad, really.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.