London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London Zoo calls for kids help in frog problem
Published: Tuesday 19th of August 2008
Children are being urged to help ZSL London Zoo tackle a problem regarding amphibians.
According to CBBC's Newsround, experts at popular London attraction ZSL London Zoo are warning of two potentially deadly diseases that could destroy populations of frogs, toads and newts.
Lucy Benyon of Froglife told the children's news show people across the UK needed to keep their eyes peeled for frogs and toads with skin problems, and in particular dead amphibians.
Dr Andrew Cunningham of ZSL London Zoo added that the disease affecting frogs in Britain was most likely caught from people who had released amphibian pets from overseas into the countryside.
While not advising people to pick the peaky frogs up, Froglife and London Zoo ask for people to call the Froglife hotline.
According to London Zoo, conservation groups such as the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Conservation Union have chosen 2008 as the international year of the frog.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Friday 24th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sing to the tune of British Music Museum
Thursday 23rd of May 2013 London attractions: Cool down at the Fan Museum
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Walk in the 'footie steps' of legends with a Chelsea Stadium Tour
Tuesday 21st of May 2013 London attractions: Enjoy some classical music and art at the Foundling Museum
Monday 20th of May 2013 London attractions: Sit back and take a cruise along the Thames River Cruise
Sunday 19th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Experience the horticultural festivals at the Garden Museum
Friday 17th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the tales behind the Charles Dickens museum
Thursday 16th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the tales of the sea at the National Maritime Museum
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Thousands of famous paintings on display at the National Gallery
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Ducklings and butterflies take centre-stage at London Wetland Centre
Monday 13th of May 2013 If you are on the hunt for things to do in London, and are searching for a break away from the hustle...