Tiny Tanzanian toad thrives in lab

A species of tiny toads, that are extinct in the wild following their discovery in Tanzania, are thriving in a laboratory at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

The Kihansi spray toads are being studied in an attempt to find a way to successfully reintroduce them to the Kihansi River Gorge in southeastern Tanzania.

“This is a species that’s extinct in the wild but it’s right here in Syracuse. This species, without the help of captive breeding, will go extinct. It’s part of the natural heritage of Tanzania,” Dr James Gibbs, an ESF conservation biologist said.

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