By Tsai Ya-hua and Jake Chung / Employees reporter, with workers author
Taipei Zoo is introducing golden mantella frogs, yellow-banded poison dart frogs and tough knob-tailed geckos as a part of its conservation efforts of endangered amphibious reptiles, the zoo stated on Wednesday.
The species are a part of a genetic diversification program with Singapore Zoo and arrived in Taiwan on March 16, it stated.
The 2 zoos have shut ties and usually collaborate on conservation efforts, together with by exchanging animals to make sure genetic range, it stated.
Picture courtesy of Taipei Zoo through CNA
In trade for the three reptile species, Taipei Zoo stated it will ship 4 species of poison dart frogs to Singapore, as their inhabitants in Taipei is steady.
Taipei Zoo stated it’s the first time that it launched tough knob-tailed geckos, that are endemic to Australia.
It hopes to realize a steady inhabitants of the gecko, whose most distinct options are warty and spiked pores and skin, and a knobbed tail, it stated.
Amphibious reptiles are liable to carrying distinctive sorts of pests — akin to amphibian chytrid fungi, that are extremely deadly to the reptiles — so the newly arrived animals could be quarantined for 3 months, after which they might be exhibited to zoo guests, it stated.
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