Project to bring back extinct bird

Great Bustards were once part of British wildlife but were extinct by the 1840s. There is now a project underway to bring the species back to Britain.

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Great Bustard brought back to Britain

Great Bustard bird will be re-introduced after being extinct for years Credit: David Kjaer

Birdworld have teamed up with the Great Bustard Group to home the first pair of Great Bustards in Britain for years.

The bird has been extinct in this country since the 1840s but are a missing piece of UK wildlife heritage

Both of the birds will be kept in an aviary as they are unable to be released into the wild.

David Waters, Director of Great Bustard Group, said: "Birdworld's ongoing support for the conservation and reintroduction of the Great Bustard makes a real difference to the work of the GBG."

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