Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Zoo works to boost Oregon spotted frog

The Oregon Zoo is preparing to release 120 year-old Oregon Spotted Frogs to a wetland near Olympia, says this article in the Oregonian. The Oregon Zoo and Northwest Wildlife Trek in Eatonville, Wash. raised the frogs from eggs. Northwest Wildife Trek released its frogs in September, but the Oregon Zoo kept their frogs over winter, so they could grow more before facing the wild. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientists estimate that the frog has disappeared from 70 percent of its former habitat.
Via Sightline Daily.
Photo from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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