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Friday, 5 March 2010

"Extinct" Frog Returns

We normally don't have two frog related stories in one day (the Frog Blog isn't really about frogs) but when a story surfaces we must go with it.


A species of frog once presumed extinct for nearly 30 years has turned up in the Southern Tablelands in Australia. The Yellow Spotted Bell Frog was thought to have been wiped out in the 1970's after the chytrid fungus arrived from Africa and started to affect the species negatively. But all is well as more than 100 adult frogs were discovered and a breeding programme in Taronga Zoo is now underway. For more information on this story click here to visit the BBC website.

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