Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

America 05/23/19, 23:07

In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs.The conservationist has been fighting the illegal trade in rare tropical frogs for years, risking his life and his checkbook to save the brightly colored, poisonous amphibians ...

Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence

U.S. 05/06/19, 14:42

Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.Ecologists this spring found clusters of eggs in meadows and ponds, proof of the first breeding by the frogs in Yosemite since 2017, when adult red-legged frogs were reintroduced after a 50-year absence, Yosemite National ...

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Europe 12/16/18, 08:33

A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats.Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to lure all mammal species to safety, including critically endangered Sumatran ...

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Science 12/10/18, 11:09

City frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune, researchers have found.A study released Monday examined why Panama's tiny tungara frogs adapt their mating calls in urban areas — an unexpected example of how animals change communication strategies when cities encroach on forests.These frogs take advantage of the relative ...

In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Africa 10/02/18, 04:45

Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo.The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland habitat along the Indian Ocean coast has come under severe pressure from ...

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