Wild Republic joins zoos and aquariums across the country to promote the AZA's Year of the Frog campaign that engages the public about the current amphibian extinction crisis to raise awareness and while raising funds for AZA amphibian conservation efforts into the future.Documented as a major marker of nature's ecosystems, amphibians are the first creatures to show signs of any imbalance in the environment. According to the AZA, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) estimates that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction. The major culprit has historically been habitat loss and degradation. However, many of the declines and extinctions previously referred to as "enigmatic" are now being attributed to the rapidly dispersing infectious disease chytridiomycosis, which is caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Wild Republic , the nature toy brand of K&M International, Inc., is a preeminent brand of action-driven, nature-themed toys designed to spark a child's imagination and educate about the wonders of the wild through creative play.
19" x 24" when complete