FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest.
A U.S. Forest Service volunteer recently photographed a Chiricahua leopard frog in an earthen...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Kauai Invasive Species Committee and other groups have conducted early detection, rapid response and control work this year on dozens of invasive plant and animal species...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rainy weather and milder temperatures means more sightings of frogs, spotted salamanders, and toads, New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department said.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Biologists are urging motorists to watch out for frogs and salamanders that are migrating from their wintering areas to vernal pools, ponds and wetlands where they...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists at Lake Tahoe have agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging plans to build a 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) gondola connecting two ski resorts in exchange for neighboring...
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — It's a rite of passage in schools across the U.S.: frog dissection.
Sometimes it happens in middle school, sometimes in high school. Feelings about the lesson...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat.
The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday approved protections...
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school’s science class.
J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for...
PRAGUE (AP) — A type of critically endangered frog that is the main ingredient in a smoothie-type health drink in Peru is being saved from extinction with help from a zoo in the Czech...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo.
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From a shrill chirp to a banjo-like strum, frog and toad calls are much more nuanced than the "ribbit" sound many children are taught.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group is dropping its legal fight over critical habitat for an endangered frog, with a settlement now proposed in the case, but the group also says the story...
CUNDINAMARCA, Colombia (AP) — In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs.
RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has created breeding wetlands to support the endangered Eastern spadefoot toad.
The Westerly Sun reports that the state Department of Environmental...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.
BOSTON (AP) — State wildlife officials are urging drivers to keep an eye out for frogs and salamanders.
On warm, rainy nights during April and May, amphibians will emerge from their winter...
DETROIT (AP) — Visitors to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak will get the chance to participate in data collection and other activities as part of Citizen Science Day.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has returned a lawsuit over an endangered frog to the judge who ruled that Louisiana timberland can be critical habitat for frogs now found only in...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say small numbers of dead fish may be common sights in Michigan waters as winter's snow and ice melt.
Gary Whelan of the Department of Natural Resources...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Volunteers in the Hudson Valley are preparing to document the annual breeding migrations of frogs and salamanders in a project led by the Department of Environmental...
LONDON (AP) — A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats.
Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to lure all mammal species to safety, including critically endangered Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and endangered silvery gibbons. But creatures that were kept near the fire's starting point in the Monsoon Forest habitat area could not be saved.
WASHINGTON (AP) — City frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune, researchers have found.
A study released Monday examined why Panama's tiny tungara frogs adapt their mating calls in urban areas — an unexpected example of how animals change communication strategies when cities encroach on forests.
These frogs take advantage of the relative absence of eavesdropping predators in cities to belt out longer love songs, which are more alluring to female frogs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal judges must look again at an agency's decision to declare a tract of Louisiana timberland "critical habitat" for an endangered Southeastern frog, following a ruling Tuesday by the nation's highest court.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 8-0 ruling concerns the endangered dusky gopher frog, currently found only in Mississippi.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police in Colombia's capital have recovered 216 poisonous frogs from an airport bathroom and authorities say smugglers planned to illegally send them for sale in Germany.
Authorities announced Wednesday they'd found the frogs hidden in small film containers that were buried in a bag filled with clothes. The rescued amphibians include endangered species like the dark orange and black Lehmann's poison frog.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — About two dozen endangered frogs raised at the Detroit Zoo have been released into the wild.
The Detroit Zoological Society says 25 dusky gopher frogs were moved this month to the Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area in southern Mississippi.
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina coast has been plagued with a tide of frogs and toads, but the storm's record-setting floods aren't entirely to blame.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo.
The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland habitat along the Indian Ocean coast has come under severe pressure from human development.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in limbo, a shorthanded Supreme Court appeared evenly split Monday over a potential habitat for an endangered frog in the first arguments of the new term.
The arguments and the appearance of the eight justices on the bench — an empty place on the far right where a ninth would sit — underscored the unusual environment in which the high court began its new term.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana landowner says his plans for a residential development are imperiled by federal designation of 1,500 acres (600 hectares) of his land as critical habitat for a frog currently found only in Mississippi.
MARRERO, La. (AP) — It was 93 degrees and humid when I set out on a 4-mile stroll through a Louisiana swamp.
Crazy, you say? But let me tell you what I found there, in the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
A symphony of frogs. A 700-year-old tree. And a verdant landscape of dripping moss and neon green that seemed to melt with the heat into the woods and wetlands.
PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog.
Brandon Crawford of Goshen tells WSBT-TV that he and a friend captured the reptile about 3 a.m. Wednesday and turned it over to police in Plymouth, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of South Bend. Crawford says he's from Texas, where gator hunting isn't unusual.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Zoo says it's bred more than 2,000 tadpoles from an endangered frog species native to Southern California.
The zoo said Wednesday that it wants to create an "insurance colony" because the Southern mountain yellow-legged frog was near extinction.
The species lives in streams in portions of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health has stopped the sale of live frogs and turtles at a local supermarket.
WPRI-TV reports the health department issued the order at The Good Fortune in Providence Tuesday and tagged the animals. Officials with the Department of Environmental Management will return Wednesday to assess their condition.
Some tropical frogs may be developing resistance to a deadly fungal disease – but now salamanders are at risk
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Louise Rollins-Smith, Vanderbilt University
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've ever been unable to find a bathroom in a moment of need, you know the gotta-go feeling. That's nothing compared to the wood frog, which doesn't urinate all winter.
In Alaska, wood frogs go eight months without peeing. And scientists have now figured out how they do it, or more accurately, how they survive without doing it.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a population in New Orleans, and officials say they could soon pose a threat to native frogs across the Mississippi River.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking drivers to slow down on roads near ponds and wetlands or use alternative routes on rainy spring nights when frogs and salamanders are making their annual migration to spring breeding pools.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Boston Marathon isn't the only upcoming road race — frogs, salamanders and toads are also on the move.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama.
A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research shows evolution may have saved the day — and the frogs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute over Louisiana timberland that the federal government called critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi.
The justices agreed Monday to review a lower-court ruling that upheld a federal agency's designation of the 1,500-acre (607-hectare) tract owned by the Weyerhaeuser (WEHR'-how-zur) Co. and others as the only potential breeding ground outside Mississippi for dusky gopher frogs.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that has advanced another step in Michigan would let hunters kill frogs year round and lift a ban against spearing frogs by using an artificial light.
The House passed the bill 69-39 Thursday after changing a version that previously cleared the Senate. The House also voted 84-24 to prohibit hunting reptiles or amphibians for commercial purposes.
Michigan now bans killing any species of frog between mid-November and late spring.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Researchers have identified a possibly undiscovered species of frog after an Idaho college was chosen to house two rare tree frogs.
Customs authorities in Hong Kong had confiscated the tree frogs that were thought to be crowned and fringe-limbed species, and the university applied to host the frogs, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported .
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Endangered California frogs are getting an immunity boost from scientists who are scooping them up from remote Sierra Nevada ponds and sending them to big city zoos for inoculation, giving them a fighting chance to beat extinction, officials said Wednesday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Biologists in Utah are working to save native boreal toads from extinction in the face of the destruction of its habitat by humans and competition from invasive species like bullfrogs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Libertarian organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a declaration that Louisiana timberland is critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont wildlife officials are warning motorists to drive with caution due to the seasonal migrations of frogs and salamanders.
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says frogs and salamanders tend to cross roads in groups during rainy spring nights in search of breeding pools. The animals are often killed by cars, which factors into the species' overall decline.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Ruth is bringing her sex-pertise to the Detroit Zoo.
Not to be confused with famed human sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dr. Ruth Marcec is the new director of the zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center. She is tasked with inducing frogs and salamanders to make a love connection — something the little critters aren't doing enough of these days.
Experts estimate that around half of the world's 7,600 known species of amphibians is threatened.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As snow and ice cover recede from Michigan lakes, officials say people should be prepared to see dead fish or other aquatic creatures in the water.
The Department of Natural Resources says winter conditions often cause die-offs of fish, turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish.
Martha Wolgamood of the Fisheries Division says "winter kill" is common, particularly in shallow lakes with excess vegetation and soft bottoms. It also happens in ponds, streams and canals.