Mission Critical: Amphibian Rescue
The deadly chytrid fungus is ravaging amphibian populations worldwide, leaving behind a destructive path of incurable disease. Frog species that have survived on our planet for more than 200 million years are facing mass extinction at an alarming rate. But an ambitious new plan involving a modern day Noah's Ark, and Smithsonian biologist Brian Gratwicke, just might be a last hope for these species. Venture deep into the Panamanian jungle as scientists search for these endangered frogs and fight to bring them back from the brink of extinction.
Race to Save a Species
To save a species from extinction, scientists scour the Panamanian jungle for the few remaining frogs. But will they be too late?
Cute Frog of the Week
Poison dart, yellow-bellied, horned and waxy, frogs come in all shapes and sizes. Visit the National Zoo's Amphibian Conservation website to see the cutest frogs of the week and feast your eyes on nature's fascinating creatures.
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