Saving the Chiricahua Leopard Frog
We’re excited to share good news about our work with Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and US Fish and Wildlife Service to help recover threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs! 228 frogs raised at the Zoo, as well as three egg masses, were released to the wild in
Arizona by AZGFD and Zoo biologists during the past month.
At our Johnson Conservation Center, our conservation technicians “head-start” wild egg masses, raising them past vulnerable life stages,
for release back to the wild. We also pair Chiricahua leopard frogs to produce egg masses for release. Chiricahua leopard frogs are native
to mountainous areas of Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico.