This exhibit was transferred to our museum from the funds of the Arkhangelsk Regional Local Lore Museum. According to the accounting records, the crane was caught by the hunter V.Ya. Parovshchikov on the Slobodskoe Lake, Arkhangelsk region. The stuffed crane was made by a taxidermist V.G. Fedosimov. In the second half of the 1960s B.N. Dronov - an employee of the Khanty-Mansiysk Regional Local Lore Museum was invited to Naryan-Mar for restoration. The stuffed gray crane was one of the many stuffed animals returned to life. Now it is on display in the permanent exhibition of the Nature Hall in the “Plants and Animals of Floodplain Ecosystems” showcase.
The common crane is widespread in the forest-tundra, forest zones and forest-steppe of Eurasia from the Baltics to the Kolyma. This bird can be rarely met within the Nenets District, so in 2006 it was included in the NAD Red Book. Gray cranes fly into the district irregularly, however, nesting pairs are occasionally found. They are protected on the territories of the Kolguevsky and Pakhanchesky reserves.