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Horned Lizards Hatched in Area Zoos To Be Released Into the Wild Texas Hill Country

Hatchlings to be released in a wildlife management area west of Llano

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Horned lizards hatchlings from zoos in North Texas are heading to their new home.

On Thursday, 100 hatchlings from the Fort Worth Zoo, plus more from the Dallas Zoo and Tyler's Caldwell Zoo, will be released into the wild.

The hatchlings will be released into a wildlife management area west of Llano in an ongoing effort to restore the threatened species.

Staff at the Fort Worth Zoo examined and weighed each lizard and attached a featherweight harmonic radar tag to each of them on Wednesday.

Just last week, the zoo hatched its 1,000th Texas horned lizard, which is the official Texas state reptile.

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