Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 23, 2011

Yellow-Legged Frogs Population Below 200

The population of the yellow-legged is believed to be below 200. The most recent setback was the death of 104 mountain yellow-legged frogs that were in captive breeding tanks at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. They had been rescued from the San Gabriel Mountains after fires. The failed plan had been to save and reintroduce the frogs into native environments.

The yellow-legged frog population has suffered from fires, mudslides, pesticides, fungal infections, loss of habitat and predation by alien species.

Read more at: Mountain yellow-legged frogs could not survive –

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