Category Archives: Amphibian

“Spring Forward” into Amphibian Conservation: Celebrate an Extra Hour of Daylight with Kermit the Frog

What do you consider the signs announcing the arrival of spring? For some, it may be the arrival of flocks of American robins swooping into neighborhood yards, while others look to budding trees or sprouting crocuses and daffodils. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Enter The LAIR

Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Encompassing six diversely themed exhibits, The LAIR is home to more than 60 unique and endangered species. The exhibit features both indoor … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: An Extinction Update

Amphibian populations are declining around the world, and two recent stories caught my eye: one hopeful and one sad.   In 2011, Texas suffered from devastating wildfires. It was feared that the fires in Bastrop County may have killed off the … Continue reading

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Leap for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA

With Leap Year adding an extra day to your calendar, take a giant leap for amphibians by joining FrogWatch USA, the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  FrogWatch USA allows individuals and families to … Continue reading

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Turtles and Aliens

Western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo were released into the Columbia River Gorge earlier this week. This is an encouraging benchmark along the way toward saving an endangered turtle species that in the not-too-distant past was teetering on … Continue reading

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Fact: A Chilean Frog that is Stranger than Fiction

Fact is sometimes stranger than fiction – and when you hear the story about the remarkable Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) and the efforts that are taking place to save it, you will know what I mean. Dante Fenolio, PhD, the … Continue reading

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