Thousands raised to help frogs

COLCHESTER Zoo's charity has raised thousands of pounds to help frogs.

COLCHESTER Zoo's charity has raised thousands of pounds to help frogs.

The zoo's Action for the Wild cause raised £7,810 for the Year of the Frog Campaign.

The money, raised through a series of special events, will be used to support breeding programmes and to set up a conservation fund focusing on frogs.

According to Colchester Zoo between a third and a half of all amphibian species are threatened with extinction, and captive breeding is needed to reverse the trend.

Patron of the Year of the Frog, Sir David Attenborough, said: “Without an immediate and sustained conservation effort to support captive management, hundreds of species of these wonderful creatures could become extinct in our own lifetime.”

Have you helped animals? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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