Endangered frogs breed in London Zoo

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Rare frogs airlifted from a Caribbean island to save them from a rapidly spreading fatal disease have bred for the first time at London Zoo.

The critically endangered mountain chicken frogs were rescued from Montserrat to preserve and develop a healthy population of the amphibian, which was facing extinction from the chytrid fungus.

The mothers laid eggs in a self-made foam nest and guarded them as they developed into tadpoles, which they fed every three to five days with unfertilised eggs.

The offspring will be released back into a protected and disease-free area of the wild when fully grown.