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$11 - Adults
$7 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)

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Closed Mondays.
Open on Easter Sunday.


Greater Roadrunner


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Geococcyx californianus


Our male roadrunner was captive born at Los Angeles Zoo, and transferred to CuriOdyssey in Oct. 2012. Our female roadrunner was captive born at Fort Worth Zoo and donated to CO in Sept. 2013.

Fun Fact

Roadrunners are the state bird of New Mexico. Roadrunners will patrol their range in search of food, running after their prey. They have also been observed jumping into the air in order to catch insects and small birds.

Birth Date

The male was born May 2012. The female was born in March 2013.

Diet in the Wild

Various invertebrates, lizards, snakes, small mammals, small birds, eggs, seeds, fruit, even carrion.

Diet at the Museum

Crickets and worms, mice/beef/chick/quail.

Life Span

In the Wild: average is ~4 years, although up to 7 or 8 years has been reported.
In Captivity: average 7-8 yrs.


Mostly open, flat areas, such as desert, scrub brush and chaparral.


Throughout the southwestern U.S and northern Mexico, in the Sonoran, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and southern Great Basin deserts.

Conservation Status:

No special status, although habitat loss and urban sprawl are considered threats to the greater roadrunner. Because they eat insects, the use of agricultural pesticides is also a threat to the population.

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Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.


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