10,000Th Chiricahua leopard frog to be released into the wild

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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Zoo and Arizona Game and Fish have been working together to keep the Chiricahua leopard frog off the extinction list.

As Bruce Haffner explains, wildlife biologists have released thousands of the tiny frogs into the wild. This afternoon, frog No. 10,000 will be released in the Tonto National Forest in  Payson.

The frogs were raised from eggs collected near Young, Ariz. The endangered animals have been cared for at the Phoenix Zoo's Conservation Center.