BURROWING OWLS, only 800 Breeding Pairs Left

The Calgary Zoo is behind a renewed effort to stabilize the diminishing population of Canada’s diminutive Burrowing Owls. Once plentiful and common in Canada’s provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta now only about 800 breeding pairs remain.

Burrowing Owls live in abandoned Prairie Dog underground dens or in artificial underground boxes provided by environmentalists. Modern prairie agricultural practices, changing land use and many other factors are responsible for this decline. The species can now only be found in the wild in Saskatchewan and Alberta, or in a special program at the Calgary (Alberta) Zoo.

We should care more about the wellbeing of this kind of species…

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