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Froggy Went A-Courting

In spring 2014, a very important tadpole hatched from a frog egg at ZSL London Zoo. It was shortly followed by many brothers and sisters, and these 3mm long ‘swimming commas’ were the first live tadpoles of Xenopus longipes, the Lake Oku clawed frog, to be seen by human eyes. These tadpoles, the product of the […]

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Big leap forward in breeding of top EDGE frog

For the first time, New Zealand’s critically endangered Archey’s frog – the world’s most evolutionarily distinct amphibian – has been successfully bred from a long-term captive population at Auckland Zoo. Seven Archey’s frog babies that hatched at the Zoo in early December from fertile eggs laid in October are continuing to thrive.  Over 50 million […]

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Translocation may be the Last Chance for Sumatran Rhinos

Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are critically endangered. It is estimated that there are only around 200 individuals in highly fragmented populations around Borneo and Sumatra, with doubts that the population living in the Malaysian peninsula still exists. The fact that they are so spread apart geographically presents a myriad of problems, the primary one being […]

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News: The Last Stand of the Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran rhino, EDGE mammal number 10 is the most endangered of all rhinoceros species because of its rapid rate of decline. This extraordinary species once roamed throughout South-east Asia. Now after years of hunting, poaching and habitat destruction, the last remaining individuals occupy isolated parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. Recent data from governments, NGOs […]

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