Have you ever heard of an Attwater Prairie Chicken? Did you know that they are highly endangered? They used to live in the plains of Texas but are almost extinct.
Here are some rare photos of baby Attwater Prairie Chickens. Aren't they cute?
The birds above are pictured in their very safe environment. They have to be kept this way because they are easily frightened and injure themselves when they go into a panic. There could be no loud noises in the prairie chicken rearing area and the keepers had to take special caution when a storm came through. The prairie chickens would start to panic and thrash around until they injured themselves. I remember the keepers being so upset when one prairie chicken somehow ingested a stick that killed him.
If the prairie chickens make it to adulthood, the idea is to release them to the refuge outside of Houston. They are making great strides in this area.
Hi! I'm Brittany and I started this blog to share my love of animals and to try and help save them in the wild.