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Category: Amphibian Conservation Area

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Celebrates Milestone Year for Amphibian Conservation Area

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium’s Amphibian Conservation Area staff celebrates a milestone year with involvement in their first-ever repatriation effort for Western boreal toads and the release of their 100,000th amphibian into the wild. The Zoo sent off 3,847 Western boreal toad tadpoles, metamorphs, and adults to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for release in the Paunsaugunt Plateau area near Bryce Canyon National Park on Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday, September 9. ... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 15, 2021

Zoo Grows Critically Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog Population by 622

Earlier this month, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was part of the fourth and most successful release of zoo-bred dusky gopher frogs to date. In collaboration with the Memphis Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Dallas Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Zoo released 622 froglets of the critically endangered species into restored habitat in Mississippi on July 10 – 11. Of those released, 387 were bred in Omaha. The release is part of an ongoing, large-scale effort to establish a new... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019