Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles head south!

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Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles head south!

What's in the box? Earlier this fall, the Zoo sent 6,500 critically endangered Puerto Rican Crested Toad tadpoles to a protected release site in Puerto Rico! Zoo staff coordinates and manages a Puerto Rican Crested Toad conservation and breeding program, which releases tadpoles into the wild.

The tadpoles will reside in a protected pond where they will grow into adulthood. Mesh paneling was in the process of being installed at the time the photo was taken.

Zoo staff has played an active role in the conservation of this species for several years through a strong breeding and reintroduction program. And we're so proud of the recent work done to conserve this critically endangered toad!

Posted by Avery Elander at 10:32 AM