The Denver Zoo is helping to save Peru’s critically endangered Lake Titicaca frog

A small success is being hailed as a big step forward for conservation efforts to protect the world’s largest aquatic frog, the critically endangered Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus). For the first time, frogs in captivity in their native country of Peru have laid fertile eggs, and although the resulting tadpoles did not survive, scientists trying to save the species have now overcome a “major obstacle,” says Tom Weaver, area supervisor at the Denver Zoo, which is assisting with the project.

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