There's a new chick on the block looking to win hearts.
The Bronx Zoo announced Friday the hatching of a white-napped crane chick this spring on the Northern Ponds adjacent to the zoo's Himalayan Highlands exhibit.
The chick can be seen with its parents in the exhibit.
White-napped cranes are a migratory species which is native to China, Russia, Japan, North and South Korea, and Mongolia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the species as "vulnerable" — because of loss of wetland habitats to agriculture — with there being an estimated wild population between 5,500 and 6,500.
The cranes are bred by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) through its Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding created to enhance genetic sustainability in zoos and aquariums.
WCS’s Mongolia Program has identified the cranes as a "conservation priority," and has conducted censuses in high elevation wetlands of Mongolia and nearby countries. WCS has worked with conservation partners and governments to help conserve this species.