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Frog research centre, Auckland Zoo

Frog research centre, Auckland Zoo

A purpose-built frog research centre at Auckland Zoo has a controlled climate to replicate the native frogs’ natural environment. One aim is to breed Archey’s frogs that are kept free of the dangerous chytrid fungus disease. This disease reached New Zealand in the 1990s and has caused a massive decline in Archey’s frogs on the Coromandel Peninsula – where at one site a decline of 88% was recorded.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Threats and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007