Cranes are one of the oldest of all living things dating back millions of years ago. The sarus crane is considered the tallest flying bird in the world with a height of 6-7ft and a wingspan of 7-8ft. They have been known to live up to 80 years. The geographical location for these magnificent birds is northern India, Burma, Malay Peninsula, Indo Chinese countries & Northern Australia. The areas they like to inhabit consist of extensive marshes, low moors, rifts, bogs, and open plains. Sarus cranes are omnivorous. They will feed on aquatic plants, invertebrates, small vertebrates, grains and insects. They are a monogamous pair bonded for life and each take turns incubating the eggs. The young usually stay with the parents for 10-12 months before going out on their own.