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Bird gets lost after Putin's lesson in migration

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Bird gets lost after Putin's lesson in migration


An endangered bird, that once flew with President Vladimir Putin, has been airlifted to Moscow after losing its flock.

The Siberian white crane and five others raised in captivity, took to the air in September 2012 with the Russian leader, who was trying to show them how to migrate to Central Asia.

Flying in a motorised light aircraft, Putin had worn a helmet, goggles and a baggy white costume for the exercise.

The crane that lost its flock is not injured but needs to put on weight. It has not yet been decided whether it will be kept in captivity or released into nature.

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