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Red Crowned Crane

Inktober prompt – enchanted.

It could be said that the red-crowned crane is enchanted, it is known as a symbol of luck, loyalty and longevity.
The latter is certainly true with some having lived to 75 years of age.

However, that’s not the whole story.

They were placed on the endangered list in 1970, and it’s thanks to efforts from Russia, China, Japan, and Korea which have prevented the species from extinction.

Pentel black and red ink on Canson 1557 180gsm bright white heavy paper.

Image source : The inside cover of a Japanese restaurant menu!

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