Melbourne zoo establishes first captive conservation program for elusive giant burrowing frog

Melbourne zoo establishes first captive conservation program for elusive giant burrowing frog

The Guardian

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Researchers have collected tadpoles of one of Victoria’s rarest amphibians after being hampered by years of drought

Tadpoles from one of Victoria’s most elusive amphibians, the giant burrowing frog, have been collected by Melbourne zoo and will be the subject of the first captive breeding program for the species.

Scientists from the Arthur Rylah Institute have been been searching for the frog for years, but were hampered by the last decade’s drought.

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