The 200 mile road trips that could save a species: Researchers ferry rare mountain yellow-legged frog tadpoles to city zoos for life saving inoculations



Endangered California frogs are getting an immunity boost from scientists who are scooping them up from remote Sierra Nevada ponds and sending them to big city zoos for inoculation, giving them a fighting chance to beat extinction, officials said Wednesday.
The experiment aims to rescue the 3-inch mountain yellow-legged frog - named for distinctive coloring under its hind legs. 
Scientists use nets to capture diseased tadpoles and then fly them by helicopter from their natural range deep within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
They are next driven over 200 miles (322 kilometers)... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: Daily Mail
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