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Individual study: Geocrinia captive breeding and rear for release programs at Perth Zoo

Published source details

Bradfield K. (2011) Geocrinia captive breeding and rear for release programs at Perth Zoo. Amphibian Ark Newsletter, 17, 9


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Head-start amphibians for release Amphibian Conservation

A replicated study in 2010–2012 of white-bellied frogs Geocrinia alba at Perth Zoo, Australia (Bradfield 2011) found that about 70% of head-started frogs released survived for at least a year. Eggs were collected from the wild and reared in captivity for 12 months. A total of 70 frogs were released in 2010 and 31 in 2011 at the same site.

 

Captive breeding frogs Amphibian Conservation

A replicated study in 2008–2012 of captive white-bellied frogs Geocrinia alba at Perth Zoo, Australia (Bradfield 2011) found that the species bred successfully for the first time in captivity in 2012. Three egg clutches were laid in the breeding chambers. The eggs in one nest failed to develop but fertile eggs from the other two metamorphosed and were still alive at two months.