13 Feb Celebrate Frog Awareness Day
Everyone has to kiss a frog every once in a while – and we are doing just that this February!
Hop on down to your favourite marine theme park on the 23rd or 24th of February for a close up look at our finest amphibian friends. We are hosting a free frog-a-licious exhibition outside Dangerous Creatures in celebration of Frog Awareness Day.
We’re into hospitality with a conscience and take our conservation mandate very seriously. That isn’t limited to just our finned friends. Frogs – which live on land and in water – are becoming more and more threatened by pollution, habitat destruction, climate change and careless behaviour from their human neighbours.
Already up to 200 species are believed to have completely disappeared since 1980 and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibians are declining – that includes many of South Africa’s 115 Froggie residents.
If you think that frogs are nothing more than slimy croaking pests, think again. They chomp pesky mosquito’s and tadpoles filter our drinking water. They’re an important part of the food chain, providing a meal for birds, fish and monkeys (and even a few French diners). They’re also considered bio-indicators – sick frogs are nature’s early warning system that something’s not right with a particular ecosystem.
So, if you’d like to find out more about how your daily actions could impact on the local frog population in either a positive or negative way, visit our exhibition.
As a special treat over this weekend, Dangerous Creatures entrance fee will be reduced from R59 to only R40 per person. (Children under 3 are free)
We look forward to celebrating Frog Awareness Day with you!