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Texas horned lizard hatchling release marks milestone to save state reptile

On Sept. 16, the Zoo, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. (TPWD) along with Dallas Zoo and Caldwell Zoo released 204 captive-raised hatchlings into the wild (100 of which hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo). Last week, the Zoo also celebrated a major conservation milestone: the successful hatching of its 1,000th Texas horned lizard! In 2011, the Fort Worth Zoo developed and perfected the breeding and husbandry protocols required to successfully breed and care for Texas horned lizards in managed... Read More
at Friday, September 17, 2021

Texas horned lizards survive the freeze

The record-setting low temperatures and extended durations of freezing weather that hit this past winter left some concerned about the status of the Texas horned lizards released in October, but they were resilient, safely hibernating beneath layers of sand and soil. All 19 lizards tagged from the fall release survived the winter. With the introduction of spring and warmer weather, the lizards are now awake and resuming post-dormant activities. Three adult lizards ranging from 2 to 3... Read More
at Wednesday, March 31, 2021