Latest Amphibians News

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...

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...

Tennessee researchers make item to study salamander habitat

Jul. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University researchers have developed a device to measure environmental preferences of salamanders that live in southern Appalachia. ETSU says plethodontid salamanders are threatened by climate change, shrinking habitats and fungal infections. ETSU biomedical...

Environmental group ends suit over land for endangered frog

Jul. 1, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group is dropping its legal fight over critical habitat for an endangered frog, with a settlement now proposed in the case, but the group also says the story isn't over. "It might not be 'that's it,' but it is for now. The decision will go back to the U.S. Fish and...