Tiny Frog, Big Questions

Tiny Frog, Big Questions Photo
Across New York State, the northern cricket frog is disappearing. A decade ago, herpetologists could count 25 distinct cricket frog populations within the state’s borders. Today, only three or four remain. To uncover the reason behind the decline, WCS staff from the Bronx and Queens Zoos have partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a study funded by State Wildlife Grants. As a first step, the team is working to rule out two common amphibian pathogens as potential culprits.
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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