Rare frogs are not about to 'croak'

Kiev Zoo has joined the campaign «2008 – Year of the Frog» led by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The zoo will see its collection enlarged with rare species. It also plans to carry out research on the preservatio

The rarest species in the zoo is the yellow mantilla which populates the cool forests of Madagascar, which is now under threat of extinction as its number has been shrinking constantly.

This year the zoo has managed to get the mantilla to spawn. The zoo workers are now taking care of about 100 tadpoles, which they hope will mature into adult frogs and help lead towards a revival of the species.