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Frog Feed

Leap into the fantastic world of frogs during this program and get an in-depth look at some of the impressive residents of the Frogs Forever gallery.

Overview

Leap into the world of frogs

In this program, learn why frogs are so important to us and how we can help them survive the  problems they face in the wild. Since frogs are shy and often good at hiding, this is a great opportunity to get a glimpse at these remarkable animals, as many programs incorporate feeding the amphibians.

Exhibit

Frogs Forever?

With 22 species of salamanders, toads and frogs — some threatened or endangered in the wild — this gallery introduces you to the wonderful world of amphibians.

How We Help

The single largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs

The world is facing what may be the single largest mass extinction event since the time of the dinosaurs: almost half of the world's 6,000 known amphibian species could be wiped out in our lifetimes.

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Oregon spotted frog conservation program

The Oregon spotted frog is the most endangered amphibian in Canada. Habitat destruction and the introduction of non-native species into the Fraser River Valley have caused the Oregon spotted frog population to decline rapidly in recent years. In an effort to protect the species, the Aquarium joined the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team in 2000.

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Recovery team

The Aquarium joined the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team in 2000. In 2007, Oregon spotted frog eggs were collected to establish an aquarium-based assurance population. The first ever Oregon spotted frog breeding in an aquarium environment took place in 2010. In 2011, close to 3,000 cultured tadpoles and juvenile frogs were released into natural habitats near established populations in the wild.

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How you can help

Your donation to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre will help fund important research, conservation and education programs. This will lead to a better understanding of frogs and the conservation measures necessary to protect them.

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