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Dallas Zoo to release horned lizard hatchlings into wild

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 12:30:32-04

The state reptile of Texas will soon be venturing out to their new home. 

The Dallas Zoo posted that 49 Texas horned lizards, also known as horny toads, had seen a population decline due to fire ants, habitat destruction and over-collection. The zoo's 49 hatchlings will be released at Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area. 

The zoo hopes that the hatchlings could support a self-sustaining population. 

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