Good News: We are Saving a Local Bird from ExtinctionMay 15, 2020
It’s #EndangeredSpeciesDay and earlier this morning, you met Amber, zookeeper and APC recovery program coordinator, and saw some of the amazing work we’re doing behind the scenes to restore the Attwater’s prairie chicken…
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 2019, 164 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.