A new chapter has begun in the history of Tanzania's Kihansi spray toad, listed as extinct in the wild since 2009. The toads, which were part of a 12-year international recovery effort conducted by WCS and partners, moved back into their native home in the Kihansi Gorge late last year.
The toads' plight began when construction of a dam – a much-needed source of electricity for Tanzania – dramatically changed their microhabitat in the waterfalls of the gorge. An extensive propagation program at the Bronx Zoo and Toledo Zoo, the management of an artificial misting system in the gorge by the Tanzanian government, and other collaborative efforts have gradually brought the tiny amphibians back from the brink. Learn more about the reintroduction effort in a new video.
Great News! Thank you Dianne for sharing such a wonderful bit of news with us.
Happy news indeed my friend. Just btw.. that color you picked doesn't show up very good, so it was hard to read. I tried to lighten it but couldn't. Thank you very much for contributing.
Dianne for the eye test.
Ya,that black on black has an astigmatism sufferer like me extremely challanged.
Interesting looking however.
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aye, great news that dianne, thanks fur posting. Makes ye feel a whole lot better aboot the world eh!
I bet it was a wonderful homecoming for the frogs as well as the citizen of country.