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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and all programming will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through our community. Learn more.