The Oakland Zoo in California is trying to save the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog. These frogs live in high elevations throughout California, but a fungus has drastically reduced their numbers. Officials estimate that the frog population has dropped approximately 90 percent in the past decade. To combat that decline, the zoo has created a habitat that will keep the frogs healthy. In addition, the zoo is considering raising tadpoles. Once the tadpoles become healthy frogs, they could be released back into the wild.
Photo of mountain yellow-legged frogs by Victor Alm, Oakland Zoo.