Meet Wildlife Heroes Amanda, DeAndra and Dr. Maryanne at the SCF SOS Event this Saturday!January 3, 2019
On Saturday, January 5th we invite you to join us for a very special Spotlight on Species event featuring members of our Houston Zoo team that are going above and beyond to save…
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.