Captive-breeding of critically endangered frog

Tinker frog successfully bred – a world first at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The day-frog or torrent frog Taudactylus diurnus used to be seen sitting in streams  in the daytime in the forested hills adjoining Brisbane’s western and northern suburbs, enabling rangers to point out frogs to visitors in daylight hours.

Now it is no more, not having been seen since the late 1970’s, and  declared extinct in the 1990’s.

The closely-related tinker frog (T. liem) from the north looks as though it may be fated to go the same way, but Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has recently succeeded in breeding this critically-endangered species. Read about this and also  their attempts to assist the critically-endangered Coxen’s figparrot in the latest Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary News


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