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Prairie-Chickens

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by birdsandbats, 13 Oct 2017.

  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Could anyone tell common Prairie-Chickens are in zoos? I know there is an SSP for Attawater's Greater Prairie-Chicken. I have never seen a Prairie-Chicken anywhere, even though Menominee Park has them in their master plan.
     
  2. d1am0ndback

    d1am0ndback Well-Known Member

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    The only prairie chickens I know of in zoos are Attawater's, and are infrequently on exhibit at Fossil Rim and Abilene Zoo due to breeding. Caldwell zoo had them on exhibit until relatively recently. If you want to see one, the only reliable way is going to the behind the scenes tour of Fossil Rim.
     
  3. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

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    Philips park zoo in Aurora, Illinois has greater prairie chicken.