Conservation Corner: Love is in the AirFebruary 10, 2020
We’re excited to announce a new bi-monthly blog series, “Conservation Corner,” where we will take you behind the scenes and show you just what it takes to save a species in the wild.…
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.