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Leap into the Year of the Frog
Frog fans will leap into a number of amphibious activities at The Living Rainforest, this half term, to launch the Year of the Frog.
Events kick off with a chance to meet Edward Kelsey, voice of Danger Mouse’s terrible toad Baron Greenback and current Archers favourite, Joe Grundy, at a special event on Saturday 16th February. Visitors will each receive a complimentary copy of the booklet ‘Threatened Frogs of Madagascar’, which co-author, Mike Bungard, will sign with Edward from 1.30-3.00pm.
The Year of the Frog campaign is supported by The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and Sir David Attenborough, who are urging zoos and animal centres to consider new ways to make breeding facilities for amphibians more successful. Mike said, “It’s frightening to think that some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful frogs could disappear in a matter of years if we don’t address the issues of habitat loss, climate change and pollution. The booklet is intended to make people aware of the situation facing frogs around the world and will hopefully support efforts to conserve their habitats and secure their future.”
Among the froggie goings on, visitors will also have a chance to glimpse The Living Rainforest’s collection of frogs, including the Golden Poison Dart Frog – possibly the most poisonous vertebrate in the world! To find out more, visit www.livingrainforest.org
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