Meet Houston Zoo Wildlife Heroes and Save Birds at the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken SOS Event April 6th and 7th!April 1, 2019
Join us for a special Spotlight on Species event featuring the critically endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken this weekend! During this special event, you will meet the wildlife super hero bird staff that reintroduced…
Tympanuchus cupido attwateri
Texas coastal prairie
Location in the Zoo
Behind the Scenes
Cool Animal Fact
The Attwater’s Prairie Chicken is not a chicken! It’s technically a grouse – and it’s vanishing from the coastal prairies of Texas.
Working To Save This Endangered Species
In 2018, 224 Attwater’s prairie chickens were released into the wild. The effort is saving this rare Texas bird from extinction.
2,464 acres of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge was treated to manage red imported fire ants – protecting the valuable food source for chicks.
How You Can Help
Donate to the Houston Zoo’s conservation fund to help support this project.