December 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Updated: December 16, 2014 5:45 pm

Calgary Zoo works to save one of Canada’s most endangered birds

Calgary Zoo takes important step towards saving one of Canada's most endangered birds.

Calgary Zoo takes important step towards saving one of Canada's most endangered birds.

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The Calgary Zoo is taking an important step towards saving one of Canada’s most endangered birds from extinction.

The Zoo announced on Tuesday that, despite a difficult start, it will continue with its 10-year commitment to saving the Greater Sage-Grouse.

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The Zoo will spend more than $500,000 next year to help breed the Greater Sage-Grouse.

The money will be used to improve a state-of-the-art breeding facility at the zoo’s Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre outside the city.

This marks the first time a zoo has ever bred the birds.

Calgary Zoo officials say only about 150 of the birds are left in Canada.

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