ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Tiny Toad, Red Panda Cubs, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Tiny Toad, Red Panda Cubs, More
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New York, September 3, 2008--How small is a Kihansi spray toad at birth? This photo of a one-week-old at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo gives an idea.

The toads are native to a lone gorge in Tanzania, though the conservation group believes the species is extinct in the wild due to habitat destruction, disease, and climate change.

The society has bred the toads—which give birth to live young rather than lay eggs—for seven years and plans to reintroduce some to Tanzania.
—Photograph by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS
 
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