Baby cinnamon frogs are first in Europe at Chester Zoo
Check out these pics of baby cinnamon frogs bred at Chester Zoo - the first of their species bred in Europe.
These tiny frogs are cinnamon frogs, normally found in the forests of South East Asia. Now Chester Zoo has welcomed some babies, the first of their species bred in Europe.
Ben Baker who works at the zoo, said: “It’s really exciting that we have bred these unusual and very sensitive frogs, especially as we’re the first zoo in Europe ever to do so."
To encourage the frogs to breed the zoo keepers recreated conditions to mimic the tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra, where the species come from.
Zoo keepers used rotting logs and pools of water to make the frogs feel like they were in their natural habitat. The 43 babies are the first of their species born anywhere in the world for two years.
Cinnamon frogs are classed as near-threatened by conservation experts - but as their natural habitat is being lost their future looks uncertain. Keepers at the zoo hope to learn more from these babies to help protect the species in the future.