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Poison dart frogs debut at Reid Park Zoo

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 14:42:25-04

Reid Park Zoo is adding a poison dart frog exhibit.

The frogs will make their debut at 9 a.m. Tuesday. They are the first frogs at the zoo in the last 10 years.

"In their ranges around the world, amphibians are facing a global decline as their habitats are threatened," said Zoo Director Jason Jacobs said in a statement. "Amphibians are key indicator species, which means scientists use amphibians to monitor environmental changes and provide warning signals for impending ecological shifts."

Longtime zoo docent Fran Armstrong helped to fund the exhibit with a gift before she passed away in December.