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Individual study: A conservation program for Atelopus species at the Cali Zoo, Colombia

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Silva C. (2012) A conservation program for Atelopus species at the Cali Zoo, Colombia. Amphibian Ark Newsletter, 19, 7


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Captive breeding harlequin toads (Atelopus species) Amphibian Conservation

A replicated study in 2009–2012 of harlequin frogs Atelopus at Cali Zoo, Colombia (Silva 2012) found that toads bred and survived to metamorphosis in captivity. Eggs were laid in the first year, with each female producing 200–300 eggs. Tadpoles hatched within ten days. In 2009–2012 there were nine successful hatchings, eight of which fully metamorphosed. Seventeen adults, 10 males and seven females were collected from the wild in June 2009.