The lesser prairie chicken was once plentiful in the Great Plains, but its habitat has shrunk by more than 80 percent since the 19th century. The bird lives primarily in Kansas but also in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.
The lesser prairie chicken was once plentiful in the Great Plains, but its habitat has shrunk by more than 80 percent since the 19th century. The bird lives primarily in Kansas but also in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado. File photo MCT
The lesser prairie chicken was once plentiful in the Great Plains, but its habitat has shrunk by more than 80 percent since the 19th century. The bird lives primarily in Kansas but also in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado. File photo MCT

U.S. Senate votes not to remove the lesser prairie chicken, found in Kansas, from ‘threatened’ list

January 28, 2015 4:40 PM