And even more encouraging Caribbean-related conservation news: the Detroit Zoo’s mountain chicken breeding programme is achieving good results.
The Detroit Zoo is one of only five U.S. zoos that has mountain chicken frogs, and is trying to preserve the species designated as “critically endangered” from extinction through breeding, Marcy Sieggreen, the curator of amphibians, said.
On Wednesday, zoo officials announced that three more frogs were born on Oct. 21. It is the zoo’s second successful breeding, bringing the total number of the species there to eight. The baby frogs are 2 weeks old on Thursday.
“It is very exciting and significant that we have bred these unusual frogs, as they are extremely difficult to breed,” Sieggreen said.
Earlier this week on Green Antilles: Mountain chickens coming home to Montserrat.
[Photo: Detroit Zoological Society via freep.com]