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.
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.