Zoo sending 600 spray toads to Africa
May 4, 2017 – Toledo, Ohio. As part of an international conservation initiative, Toledo Zoo recently sent 600 captive-reared Kihansi spray toads to Tanzania to be released into their native habitat.The toads were driven from Toledo to Chicago where they were put on a plane and flown to Dar es Salaam,Tanzania, with stops in Amsterdam and Kilimanjaro.
According to after action reports, all toads arrived in great condition after 40+ hours of travel. Soon the toads will be driven to the Gorge and hand-carried by porters to the research station near the waterfall. At the research station, some of the toads will be marked for recapture and data collection and all will then be released into the spray.
Since the beginning of our conservation efforts, the Toledo Zoo has helped to release 4,555 back into the wild, in hopes of recreating a self-sustaining population. To learn more about Kihansi spray toads, please visitwildtoledo.org.