Yosemite Is Home To Red-Legged Frogs Once Again

Frogs make return after being killed off years ago

Between bullfrog introduction, fungal threats and other causes, the red-legged frog was killed off in Yosemite years ago. Experts say it was preventable, but there is some great news: the species has been reintroduced back into the park through a collaborative effort from the San Francisco Zoo, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 142 adult frogs were released in the park and since then dozens of egg batches have been spotted.

This is such an exciting result of so much work between agencies because it proves what can be done when people work together to help restore a species. The goal is to get the population back to propogating on its own without outside help, and it sounds like it's on its way toward that goal.

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