The Greater Vancouver Zoo released 325 Oregon Spotted Frogs back into the wilds of Agassiz on Oct. 3. The Oregon Spotted Frogs are the most endangered amphibian in Canada.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo provides a "head start" program that involves removing egg masses from the wild and then raising the frogs in a captive environment until they are large enough to be released.
This has proven to have a much higher survival rate than the embryos, tadpoles and small frogs would see in the wild.
This is the third year that the Oregon Spotted Recovery team has released frogs to the Chaplin site in Agassiz.
The zoo staff hopes that with releasing such large numbers several years in a row to the same site would be to see the first egg masses next year in this area.
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