Nov 6, 2009 1:06 PM by Bea Karnes
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is mounting an expedition into the jungles of Panama in the first "on the ground" phase of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. Five team members will go into the jungles to collect living specimens of frogs. They will spend four days in the rainforest working with other individuals from the project's participating institutions.
Frogs and other amphibian are threatened by a chytrid fungus.
Bob Chastain, zoo president, said, "This project shows that everyone can make a difference and even our community zoo in the mountains of Colorado can make an impact on something as colossal as the global amphibian crisis."
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will post daily stories, photos and videos on the Zoo's blog "In Between the Spots" from the wilds of Panama.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a founding member of the Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.