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Success at the Calgary Zoo

Published March 21, 2019 By Barb Glen

Photo Credit: River Run Photography

The Calgary Zoo released 66 greater sage grouse at two locations last fall: one in Saskatchewan and the other in Alberta.


Biologists plan to keep a close watch this spring on 66 wild newcomers to grasslands in southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta.

In fall 2018, the Calgary Zoo released 66 greater sage grouse at two locations: Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan and a 150-acre property southwest of Cypress Hills Provincial Park that is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.


The Calgary Zoo raised the birds in captivity as part of the greater sage grouse recovery project. The birds are considered endangered under the federal Species at Risk Act and there are said to be fewer than 250 birds remaining in their Canadian grasslands habitat.  Read full article here.

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