Press Releases and Other Updates From Wilder Institute


New state-of-the-art Archibald Biodiversity Centre is a dream come true for species-at-risk

Starting today, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s newest conservation facility, the Archibald Biodiversity Centre (ABC), is home to iconic species-at-risk. The ABC is a state-of-the-art breeding centre, sitting on 330 acres in the Albertan prairies designed as a temporary home for species-at-risk such as the greater sage-grouse, Vancouver Island marmots, burrowing owls, whooping crane, before they are released into the wild.

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20 Endangered Burrowing Owls Have Been Returned to the Wild

Earlier this month, Alberta’s prairies warmly welcomed back 20 burrowing owls that were in the care of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, marking a milestone to bolster Canada’s burrowing owl population.

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What’s It Going to Take to Make the Planet Wilder?

As relationships between wildlife and human life become increasingly frayed, a rethink is needed to restore biodiversity and protect wildlife.

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Alberta’s Greater Sage-Grouse Poses for the Camera To Shine a Spotlight on Conservation

The greater sage-grouse takes centre stage with famed National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore, at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

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Creating a Brighter Future for Endangered Species in 2022

It’s an exciting year ahead for nine of North America’s endangered species. From charming rodents to elusive insects, our conservation programs are building hope for biodiversity.

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A Wilder Launch

For more than 30-years, the Calgary Zoo has led critical wildlife conservation work around the world and now includes the Wilder Institute.

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