Fort Worth Zoo Curator of Ectotherms Diane Barber shares what made this recent Texas horned lizard release so important.
Earlier in October, we released 105 Texas horned lizards into their native range at Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area. In total, 260 lizards were released this year and 205 of those hatched here at the Zoo. This is a record number of lizards hatched and released in one year for us. We will track their movements and behaviors over the next few weeks and we are thankful to play a part in increasing their numbers along with the Texas Parks & Wildlife and other Texas zoos.
And, we're proud to be part of a team that cares deeply about increasing populations of species, like the Texas horned lizard, that are threatened or endangered, both here at home and across the globe.