A successful cataract operation has put the look of love back into the eyes of a crane at Pensthorpe Conservation Trust who has now found romance with another one-eyed crane.
Birds of a feather Dennis and Denise’s relationship has blossomed since the operation last year left Dennis seeing clearly for the first time since meeting Denise two years ago.
Now the two love birds have found each other in perfect time for Valentine’s Day, and staff hope to hear the pitter patter of tiny Eurasian Crane feet soon.
Chrissie Kelley, Head of Species Management at the PCT, said: “Dennis now has a new lease of life and has found the perfect match with Denise, who also suffers from sight problems.
“It’s fantastic to see the change in Dennis and how the pair have bonded, especially as Dennis is just one of a handful of wild Eurasian Cranes in the UK.
“Dennis is the first known crane in the UK to be successfully operated on for cataracts.
“At three years old he is now old enough to breed and with the breeding season on its way, we’ve got high hopes for the future of the pair.”