Once abundant throughout Texas, the Texas Horned Lizard's population has declined or disappeared altogether in many parts of the state, so much so that it is now on the state’s threatened species list. To preserve the abundance of the State Reptile of Texas, San Antonio Zoo launched the Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project. This program uses GIS data, genetics, and current knowledge about horned lizard ecology and distribution to release large numbers of captive-born individuals in suitable habitats.
As the project grows, there is a need for the creation of a climate-controlled, biosecure facility with the potential for expansion. At this time, funding is needed for a lizard room capable of housing several dozen breeder lizards in addition to ant culture facilities, lights, tanks, shelving, and other equipment necessary for maintaining a robust population of Texas horned lizards.
To donate by credit card, please click on the link below. The San Antonio Zoo also accepts cash and appreciated stock donations. To do this, please email or call our Development team at: (210) 734-7184, ext. 1054