Lost Animals Part 13

25mins1995TVG
These leopard frogs were found in isolated springs in the middle of the Nevada desert. With the arrival of gamblers to Las Vegas hotels and the area was developed. The last Vegas Valley leopard frog was seen in 1942, but the remaining creeks were soon covered over by golf courses and gardens. Technically all the Vegas Valley Leopard Frogs have died off, but recent studies have revealed that it is the same species as the Chiricahua Leopard Frog which is still roaming around. The Dusky seaside sparrow only found in a small area of marsh in Florida, was lost when NASA made Cape Canaveral its centre for space exploration. The marshes were altered to reduce mosquitoes, which changed the vegetation irreparably. The last few birds were collected and an attempt was made to save them but sadly the last Dusky seaside sparrow died in captivity in 1987.
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