Dr. Andy Glusenkamp of the zoo's Center for Conservation & Research leads volunteers in a hands-on experience to preserve the beloved state reptile.
Collected in 1941, A. buceei languished in a drawer for decades.
One of our most important TCR stories involved a surprise encounter with an early advocate of whooping crane conservation efforts.
The 1930s estate in McAllen is home to a fifteen-acre wildlife sanctuary that invites visitors to foster conservation corridors in their own backyards.
Chris DuCharme is self-taught, armed with a telephoto lens and words of encouragement from his late wife.
Decades of conservation have helped save the native fish, now iconic to Central Texas anglers.
Dinah Bowman is a world-renowned artist specializing in a fish printing technique. The results are rich, textured, and colorful. You have to see it for yourself.
Survivalist expert Bob Hansler found YouTube fame by testing his skills in the Texas wilderness. His biggest challenge was yet to come.
Joe Exotic has a lot of competition. The big cat seen roaming a Houston neighborhood this week is just the latest.
Scientists at a Baylor College of Medicine lab in Houston are sequencing the genomes of the world’s animals, one strand at a time.
S. Kirk Walsh used her time with the animals and their caretakers for her new book, ‘The Elephant of Belfast.’
Last month’s winter storm decimated the state’s populations of the winged mammals, which may have lasting ecological effects.
Exotic species brought to Texas from Africa and Asia fared poorly in freezing temperatures.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.
Whatever your views are on hunting, I think you’ll find senior editor Wes Ferguson a clear-eyed guide to this timely topic.
Sprawling ranches. Rare animals. Rich folks with guns. Welcome to the state’s booming business of stalking wildlife from around the globe.
The Best Thing in Texas: Hundreds of People Are Knitting Tiny Sweaters for a Hairless Possum in Lubbock
Are possums ugly? Not when they’re wearing tiny purple sweaters, they’re not!
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
A Texas Program Has Achieved Remarkable Success in Protecting Rare Sea Turtles. So Why Does the National Park Service Want to Defund It?
The world’s most endangered sea turtle has made an impressive comeback, attracting thousands of visitors to North Padre Island, but now advocates say it may be at risk again.
Rewarding and ignoring are the two key tenets of dog training. They’ve helped me get through this summer, too.
Contrary to what a viral video suggests, it’s unrelated to the pandemic.
Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
Merlin Tuttle has spent his career dispelling myths about bats. Now he’s defending them once again.
Tips from Texans who trap, kill, and study wild pigs.
Austin’s Greater Calvary Bible Church believes the sport is a training ground for essential life lessons. Here’s how the congregation’s efforts defy hunting trends across the state.
Emily McCullar on hunting's place in her life, plus a tour through her glossary of hunting terms.
Whitetail season is nearly upon us. Here are the destinations that belong at the top of every hunter’s bucket list.
A brief primer so the next time you get an invite to your buddy’s deer stand, you won’t booger things up.
"We both watch the blood and steam spill out into the winter air. At this point, it is not unusual for at least one of us to cry."
The gear is better, the antlers are grander, and the price of admission has shot way up. Welcome to the new world of Texas hunting.
The deer industry is booming. Participation in the sport is not.
My cat was a fearless hunter who stalked the countryside—until she squared off with a rattlesnake.
These North Texas hikes will take you to spots that have helped shape our state’s history.
These hikes, through the Edwards Plateau and the Coastal Plains, will take you to quiet spots in some of the state’s most popular parks.
These hikes will take you on a tour of the towering forests behind the Pine Curtain.
We sat down with our former staffer to talk about his new book, 'American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West'.
That is some expensive steak.
Just look at these little guys.
Despite health risks, volunteers have stepped up to help in Harvey’s aftermath. Here’s a guide to safe mucking.
Caddo Lake is being consumed by the world’s most monstrous weed. Now local volunteers are making a last-ditch effort to save these treasured wetlands.
Are mosquito-borne illnesses Hurricane Harvey's next threat?
So much for second chances.
On the coast, nothing is permanent.
Discovering that hunting Pokémon is a lot like fishing—except a lot less tasty.
Big Bend roared back to life last year after spring rains unleashed a bounty of ocotillos, bluebonnets, and yuccas. Thankfully, photographer James H. Evans was there to capture it in living color.
An (extremely) amateur ornithologist’s examination of the monk parakeet and its time in Texas.
The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a world-class site for birding and . . . ocelotting?
Can we save our beloved ant-eating, blood-spurting, quickly disappearing state reptile?
The year we gave thanks—at least at first—for the turkeys in our town.