This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
History at CuriOdyssey
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 CuriOdyssey in Sept. 2013.
The male was born May 2012. The female was born in March 2013.
Fun Fact about Roadrunners
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.
What do roadrunners eat?
Various invertebrates, lizards, snakes, small mammals, small birds, eggs, seeds, fruit, even carrion. At CuriOdyssey, they are served crickets, worms, mice, beef, chick and quail.
How long do roadrunners live?
In the Wild: average is ~4 years, although up to 7 or 8 years has been reported. In Captivity: average 7-8 yrs.
Where do roadrunners live?
Mostly open, flat areas, such as desert, scrub brush and chaparral. They can be found throughout the southwestern U.S and northern Mexico, in the Sonoran, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and southern Great Basin deserts.
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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