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Archive for Sunday, October 19, 2008

Displaced frogs make hop to Calif. facility

October 19, 2008

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— A few dozen Texans displaced by Hurricane Ike have found new homes in Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California.

About three dozen amphibians - mostly frogs and toads - and three exotic pigeons are in quarantine in the zoo's veterinary clinic awaiting placement next month in the zoo. They arrived a little over a week ago.

Among the new zoo residents are three Nicobar pigeons, species of dart-poison frogs and toad species. The zoo will receive 15 amphibian species, including 10 amphibian species the zoo does not now keep.

Hurricane Ike flooded the Moody Gardens Zoo in Galveston. Most of the serious damage was done in the zoo's Rainforest Pyramid.

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