Endangered Calif. Frog Population Gets A Jump-Start

Scientists in California, working with the San Diego Zoo, are taking extraordinary steps to save an endangered frog. The mountain yellow-legged frog used to be found in nearly every mountain range in Southern California. But after years of drought, fire, floods and a deadly fungus, only about 150 adults live in the wild today.

Last summer, biologist Frank Santana put dozens of endangered yellow-legged tadpoles in a creek high in the San Jacinto Mountains, east of Los Angeles. They have been in cages the whole time, getting acclimated to the wild.

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