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Creating the mood for frog romance


Bristol Zoo Gardens is opening an amphibian breeding sanctuary to breed two frog species on the verge of extinction.

The facility, called the 'AmphiPod', provides the perfect conditions for some of the world's most endangered frog species to thrive.

The mating chambers will provide a safe home for the zoo's lemur leaf frogs and golden mantella frogs, both of which are listed as 'critically endangered' on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.

Amanda Parr takes a look around the new facility with Bristol Zoo's Curator of Reptiles, Tim Skelton.


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