For June 15, 2012: While visiting the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago recently, Cyberbee was fascinated by the Blue Poison Dart frogs. His attention was then drawn to the fact that frog populations around the globe are in danger. The major culprit is a fungus called chytrid and scientists have not been able to stop it from spreading. Budding explorers should learn about this disease by visiting Amphibian Ark. Watch an informative video about amphibian extinctions, find species fact sheets, and browse through curriculum materials such as raising poison frogs and building a frog pond. Amphibian Ark is a joint effort of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA).
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