Close-up of an endangered male Attwater’s prairie- chicken,killed by a Cooper’s hawk. Predation is a normal part of healthy ecosystems, but shrinking habitat creates a problem when birds like the APC have no place to hide.



This Attwater’s prairie chicken wasn’t strong enough to free itself from its egg at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Biologists must let nature take its course to keep the population as strong as possible.



Predators have coexisted for centuries with the Attwater’s prairie-chicken. In recent decades, shrinking habitat has left the grouse nowhere to hide, making predation a significant problem.

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