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Sorry for the late #worldfrogday post but we’ve been waiting on whether we can release some HOT OFF THE PRESS info!! In Oct 2017, @qldparks signed an agreement with @currumbinsanctuary to undertake a captive breeding program for the critically endangered Kroombit Tinker Frog (Taudactylus pleione). The first sub-adults were collected in Feb 2018, and last week, with the assistance of @frogfriday’s own @bensamuel86, they managed to capture a partially gravid female!! All frogs are subject to chytrid tests and quarantine before they can be bred. This is SUPER exciting news. What’s not so exciting is that 6 other Australian Frog species are in captive breeding programs (as insurance policies) b/c of their small populations and/or ongoing declines within their ranges.. but more on that this #frogfriday Swipe ⬅️ for all 7 species: 1. (this page) Kroombit Tinker Frog (Taudactylus pleione) @bensamuel86 2. Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) @jodirowley 3. Spotter Tree Frog (Litoria spenceri) @itsawildlifeofficial 4. Armoured Mist-frog (Litoria lorica) ©️Tim Hawkes 5. Northern Corroboree Frog (Litoria pengilleyi) @msmcfadden81 6. Baw Baw Frog (Philoria frosti) @zoosvictoria 7. Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) @bazzabaker These 7 beautiful species are ALL AT IMMINENT RISK OF EXTINCTION FROM CHYTRID. You can help by washing boots between sites and wearing a new pair of gloves for each frog (should u feel the need to handle them/pose them for photos). Clean boots + clean hands = clean conscience 💚🐸💚 7 ♡ 1 ✍ March 20