Today I met Lene Rasmussen, a really committed Danish amphibian conservationist. She is heading a conservation initiative for Fire-bellied Toads (Bombina bombina) on behalf of Copenhagen Zoo, which includes raising tadpoles in captivity at the Zoo and then releasing the young into original habitat. Working with colleagues, she has reared and released over 1000 of the native amphibians this year alone. I was shown around the Zoo’s amphibian collection by Lars Jensen, a very experienced reptile and amphibian keeper who has been working at the Zoo for over 7 years. In this video Lars explains how they raise young toads, including Fire-bellies and Natterjacks. To see the other amphibians maintained behind the scenes at Copenhagen Zoo.
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