A female Attwater’s prairie chicken (endangered) telescopesher head above the grass as she moves out of the pen and into the wild coastal prairie. She and her chicks were killed by predators less than two weeks later.



A female Attwater’s prairie chicken sits on her clutch of eggs at a captive breeding pen at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.



A captive-born mother and chick wait in the safety of a pre-release pen. Once they ventured out into the wild, however, the mother was killed within two weeks by a raptor.

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