Aquarium breeds imperilled spotted frog

The amphibian kingdom, a world under threat everywhere, is a little safer today thanks to the Vancouver Aquarium’s success in breeding the endangered Oregon spotted frog for the first time.

“This is really great news. Biodiversity is always important and we don’t want to be losing any species,” said Dennis Thoney, animal operations director at the aquarium.

Biologists at the aquarium have counted 600 to 900 eggs spawned on March 12 by two pairs of Oregon spotted frogs brought into the facility’s breeding program in early 2009.

“Now we can breed these animals for introduction efforts in the wild,” said Thoney.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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