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Czech zoo hopes to spawn endangered South American frogs

Aug. 27, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A type of critically endangered frog that is the main ingredient in a smoothie-type health drink in Peru is being saved from extinction with help from a zoo in the Czech Republic. A Titicaca water frog breeding program at Prague Zoo produced its first batch of tadpoles last month. A dozen...

Zoo conservation project aims to save endangered frogs

Aug. 24, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ensconced in plastic Tupperware containers full of damp moss for them to burrow in, 36 endangered dusky gopher frogs recently made their way from the Toronto Zoo, where they were born, to the Memphis Zoo, where researchers have been spearheading a program to save the little...

Climate change prompts wildlife movement, researchers say

Aug. 24, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Piercing dark eyes gazed at bird enthusiasts and scientists at Paynes Prairie in April. The snail kite, an endangered species native to the Everglades, hadn't been seen as far north as Gainesville for 100 years — until last year, that is. Some research suggests climate...

San Francisco Zoo brings red-legged frogs back to Yosemite

Aug. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo. The zoo on Monday released the last of more than 1,000 red-legged frogs into the park as part of a four-year effort to reintroduce the...

Research examines groundwater contamination in North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Oil and gas practices that were common decades ago in the Williston Basin left behind a salty legacy that still poses problems for groundwater and is the focus of ongoing research by the U.S. Geological Survey. A recent study by the Geological Survey shows it could take several...

Frog population explodes in region of Vermont

Jul. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors. University of Vermont herpetology lecturer James Andrews estimates...