An imperiled bird has slowed Kanye West's plans for a new building on his ranch in Wyoming.

West wants to build a large meditation structure on his ranch in the Cody area 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park.

Local officials recently denied the project.

There are concerns about state regulations to protect sage grouse —brown, chicken-sized birds that spend most of their time on the ground.

Sage grouse numbers have dwindled substantially and much of their habitat in Wyoming carries development restrictions.

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