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Today: Lake Oku clawed frog bred in captivity

April 13th, 2015

Episode 271 of 1349 episodes

The Lake Oku clawed frog lives only in one lake at the top of a mountain in Cameroon, which is considered sacred by the local community. Until now it has never been bred in captivity, meaning the evolutionarily unique frog is at risk of disappearing if disease or predators hit the lake. Now, ZSL London Zoo has become the first zoo to successfully breed the frog in captivity. Ben Tapley is team leader of the herpetology section at ZSL London Zoo.

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