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2010-08-18 09:40:30

Tiny toads, extinct in the wild, now reside in propagation center in Dar es Salaam after being bred by Toledo Zoo and Bronx Zoo In a bold effort to save one of the world's rarest amphibians from extinction, one hundred Kihansi spray toads have been flown home to Tanzania after being painstakingly reared at the Bronx Zoo and The Toledo Zoo working in close partnership with the Tanzanian government and the World Bank. The toads now reside at a new, state-of the-art propagation center in Dar es...

2008-06-29 09:01:43

By Ryan E. Smith, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 29--The weird thing about "Weird Al" Yankovic is how oddly normal he seems. It's not a just-like-us normal -- Yankovic is, after all, a music star who calls his accordion his "axe" and who turned several rockin' tunes into the medley, "Angry White Boy Polka." This prince of parody wears garish shirts and graduated first in his high school class at the age of 16. No, he's not like us. But somewhere between his long, curly locks and his...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

By Barbara Hendel, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 23--The city's summer is starting to swing, with putting on a good time at the Toledo Zoo, eating summer barbecue with Beethoven, raising green during a garden party, and raising the roof -- or garage -- at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. ZOOtoDO was the hopp-ening social event Friday evening when about 1,800 came to the zoo for the black-tie gala. With warm weather, low humidity, and a gentle breeze, the annual fund-raiser...

2008-06-16 06:00:00

By Gabe Nelson, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 16--With a nearly $94 million series of renovation and construction projects under way at the Toledo Zoo, visitors will encounter more fences and detours than usual this summer. Thanks to an influx of money from a levy approved by voters two years ago, the zoo has begun several major projects, as well as hundreds of smaller repairs and improvements. The first two large projects funded by the levy, a new year-round children's area called...


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Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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