Attwater's prairie chicks getting upgrades!

Today some of our Attwater’s chicks had their first vet exam! Afterwards, they received upgraded bands because they are growing so fast. When born, the chicks only weigh about 17 grams (on average). Once they graduate to 50 grams, they receive their veterinarian exam in preparation for release to a larger outdoor area. Below, you can see one of our chicks showing off his new jewelry in his new home!

Attwater’s prairie chick with his new bling!

Check out the Houston Zoo Texas Conservation page to learn more about the Attwater’s prairie chicken or to make a contribution.



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