Man to pay $85,000 in deaths of 2 whooping cranes — judge

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LAFAYETTE, La. — A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes in 2016 must pay $85,000 (P4.17 million) and cannot hunt until he completes 360 hours of public service.

The sentence given Thursday to Kaenon Constantin of Rayne is the toughest ever in Louisiana for a crime involving one of the endangered birds, theInternational Crane Foundationsaid in a news release.

Whooping cranes are among the world’s rarest birds and are the largest crane in North America. The 850 or so alive today all descended from 15 that lived in coastal Texas in the 1940s. When released as juveniles, they are mottled brown and white. As adults, they’re about 5 feet (1.5 …

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