Endangered frogs breed in London Zoo
Monday 30 July 2012
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.
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