Friday, 15 August 2014

Rare frogs holding their own despite drought conditions

Date:
August 11, 2014

Source:
Zoological Society of San Diego

Summary:
A recent survey of mountain yellow-legged frogs released into the wild by San Diego Zoo Global wildlife conservationists indicates that the populations are showing signs of stress related to drought conditions in California. The juvenile frogs, released into the San Jacinto mountains in two protected sites, are representatives of a species brought to the brink of extinction by the threat of wildfire, habitat destruction and chytrid fungus.

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