Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Swarm of Endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Hop Into the Wild For A Second Chance

Conservationists have re-released a swarm of mountain yellow-legged frogs into the wild hoping the natural habitat will help in the growth of their numbers.

The mountain yellow-legged frogs have been listed as the most endangered amphibians in California, once found in abundance in the streams of San Gabriel, San Bernardino and the San Jacinto mountains. In 2001, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service listed these frogs in the endangered list of species after their numbers dwindled to less than 200, according to a report from Science Recorder. Many affecting factors such as habitat loss, human-driven development, increased wildfires, drought, predators, and emerging disease played a major role in the decline.

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