- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to put on a fake beak and fly a motorized hang-glider to lead a flock of endangered young Siberian white cranes on part of their migration to Asia.
The cranes, raised in captivity, do not know how to fly south, and environmentalists have to devise an imitation lead crane to show them the way.
That’s from the AP, in case you were wondering, not the Onion or RT or something.
HT: Sean Harder
Update: Here’s the video:
Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be a beak.