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Learn about efforts to help save the endangered Sand Dune Lizard.
The sagebrush or sand dune lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is a rare species inhabiting only 655 square miles in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish listed the lizards as endangered. Fragmentation of the lizard's habitat poses the greatest threat to its survival and to the survival of other species found in the Mescalero sands.
Join us in the Zoo Colores Education Building to learn how education and awareness of even the smallest members of an ecosystem have an impact on the greater picture of an entire habitat. Find out ways to make your everyday actions matter when it comes to saving this endangered species.
Join Texas A&M researcher, Danielle Walkup, for a look into the life of this small, unique lizard and a study focusing on the habitat response to fragmentation. Learn more about the sand dune lizard and the Zoo's role in conserving this rare species.
Brown Bag Lectures
This series of informal, lunchtime lectures presents the science of conservation. Topics include plant and animal themes relevant to the BioPark, and presenters may be BioPark staff or field experts.
Brown Bag lectures take place twice a month (on a Thursday and a Saturday), alternating between the Aquarium/Garden and the Zoo locations. Lectures at the Zoo are included with regular admission. There is no fee to attend the lectures at the Aquarium/Garden. Call (505) 848-7180 for more information.