Jumping in to Save a Western Canadian Species
Did you know Western Canada has leopards? Leopard frogs, that is. You’ll need to look closely – these spotted hoppers are great at hiding – our researchers know this from experience. They spend their summers on the lookout for wild frogs, searching for information that could help solve the mystery of the species’ strange disappearance from many of the province’s wetlands. These frogs have been on the decline in Western Canada since the 1970's, and represent an important part of the amphibian population.
The Calgary Zoo’s leopard frog research is proudly funded
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The circular spots on northern leopard frogs’ backs and legs are like fingerprints – no two frogs have the same pattern.
At a Glance
16 - 80 g (0.56 - 2.82 oz.)
5 - 12.7 cm (2 - 5 in.)
Aquatic habitats such as ponds, marshes and slow moving rivers
Insects, worms and smaller frogs