We are very proud to announce that we have successfully bred our Critically Endangered Lemur Frogs (Agalychnis lemur) for the first time at the zoo. The adult frogs were put into a ‘rain chamber’ to stimulate breeding in mid-January and it has really paid off.
The female frogs laid two clutches of eggs in total which has equated to around 20 developing tadpoles. The developmental stage of the eggs took less than a couple of weeks with the tadpoles now free swimming and feeding on a diet of flake food and algae.
With the correct diet and the care, the tadpoles should reach adulthood in around 12-16 months. The plan is to keep some of the frogs ourselves as they get older but will we also distribute some out to other zoos in the UK.
You will be able to see our adult lemur frogs and their tadpoles in our new amphibian room which will be open to the public at the end of April.
BCA Zoo is also a proud supporter of the Lemur Frog Project, an important conservation and research project that aids the preservation of this species in captivity and in the wild. You can find out more on our ‘Conservation’ pages.