This story is taken from Young Explorer magazine, a nonfiction reading resource for learners in kindergarten and first grade, published by National Geographic Society. Have your learners read the story.

Saving Cranes

People sometimes take cranes as pets, but they shouldn't.

crane
Noun

large wading bird.

pet
Noun

animal kept as a helper or companion.

veterinarian
Noun

person who studies the health of animals.

wild
Adjective

living in nature, not tame.