National Frog Week is celebrated each year from the first Sunday of November to celebrate frogs and encourage frog awareness. This year Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be featuring a different frog species each day of the week.
Frogs are truly amazing and beautiful, but also important animals. They play a vital role in our eco – system as predators (including mosquitoes, and ticks, which means disease control for humans). Frogs also feed many different species of native wildlife. Frogs around the world are rapidly declining in numbers and many species are facing extinction. So let’s learn about these amazing critters, and do our best for an animal that helps humans in more ways than are commonly known.
DAY ONE. Liem’s Tinker Frog.
Today we are featuring a species that Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has worked extensively with for the last 6 years. The Liem’s Tinker Frog. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Griffith University have taken in several adults and tadpoles of this species to learn how to care and breed them. Now that we have had huge success in breeding these animals into their second generation, we can apply the knowledge we have learnt to helping bring back their critically endangered relatives such as the Kroombit Tinker Frog, back from the brink of extinction.