How do northern leopard frogs spend the holidays? A Q & A with Calgary Zoo Population Ecologist and leopard frog project lead, Lea Randall.
Once wetlands start to thaw, leopard frogs will emerge from their sleepy hibernation with one thing on their mind: find their own Valentine! Male leopard frogs arrive at breeding ponds shortly after they wake up and begin calling to attract a mate. Zoo researchers set up song meters to capture the deep melodic calls as part of their long term research study in southern Alberta. Give it a listen!