Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Happy Leap Day!

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications




Happy Leap Day to you on this Wonderfully Wild Wednesday!


A clucking frog? During the breeding season, the Oregon spotted frog’s call is a series of clucking noises. We’re doing our part to keep them clucking. At Woodland Park Zoo, we raise Oregon spotted frogs until they are large enough to survive on their own, then release them into protected wetlands here in Washington.

The Leap Day celebration continues at the zoo today and Sat., March 3. We’re celebrating amphibian conservation success stories through frog-themed crafts, keeper chats on frogs and amphibians, puppet shows and interactive activities. Hear from national experts, including our curator of herpetology, Dr. Jennifer Pramuk, about what is being done to save amphibians. Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society members also will be on hand to discuss frogs and other amphibians.

On March 3, kids ages 3-12 dressed in green or other frog-themed gear will receive free zoo admission with a paid adult. From noon to 1:00 p.m, kids can meet Everett AquaSox mascot Webbly the tree frog. We hope you'll hop on over and join us!

Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

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