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Published January 03, 2013, 04:37 PM

A new exhibit of endangered birds is now at the Red River Zoo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A couple of endangered birds are making big noise at the Red River Zoo.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A couple of endangered birds are making big noise at the Red River Zoo.

Zoo employees, community members, and Sesame Street Live's Elmo joined for a ribbon cutting ceremony. They showed off a new white naped crane exhibit made possible by donations from Lowes and the National Association of Women in Construction.

The zoo is now home to two of these rare birds. There are fewer than 100 of them in captivity worldwide.

Lisa Tate, Red River Zoo Exec. Director, says, "we were able to build this project almost entirely with volunteer labor and donated materials to bring these beautiful birds to the citizens of Fargo and the visitors to this community."

The exhibit opens to the public Saturday.

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