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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), also known as the greater prairie chicken, at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken over one of its last booming grounds in Texas’ coastal prairie.

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Attwater’s prairie-chicken (Endangered under the Federal ESA) at the Houston Zoo.

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Endangered Attwater’s prairie chickens mate, giving their species one more chance for survival. (Near Texas City, TX.)

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The nest of a captive female Attwater’s prairie-chicken (endangered.) Few of these eggs will hatch, and few of the surviving chicks will make it to adulthood.

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A male Attwater’s prairie-chicken watches the sky for predators. The endangered birds depend on native coastal prairiegrasses for food and a place to hide from predators.

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The endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken needs short grass to see other members of its species as well as predators. Biologists rotate cattle grazing to simulate the bison that once kept the prairie trimmed.

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Predators like this rat snake make for a long, tense incubating period for endangered Attwater’s prairie-chickens. Many of the few nests in the wild are destroyed before the eggs hatch.

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