A while ago I wrote an article about some of the good things zoos do for conservation. Now I hadn't realized how vehemently some people hated zoos (and sadly, how afraid many great zoos are about sticking up for their work). Suddenly, it became one of my most read articles.
The last known observation of the frog in the wild was that of a single male heard calling (but not seen) in 2007.
I still find it amazing in the 21st century, with Iphones, curved LCD TVs and 3D printers that species can still slip to extinction.
A couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Cincinnati zoo. A child fell into an enclosure with a gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot.