Return of the California red-legged frog to Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Park officials announced this week that staff ecologists have observed successful breeding of the California red-legged frog in Yosemite Valley.

For the past 50 years, the red-legged frog has been extirpated from the park due to many factors including the introduction of the invasive species and habitat degradation. However, through a reintroduction program that began in 2016, the red-legged frog is making a comeback in Yosemite Valley! This program included the reintroduction of thousands of frog eggs and tadpoles, and hundreds of adult frogs.

Into the future, the hope is the red-legged frog will once again thrive in the park.

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