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After five-decade absence, red-legged frogs reintroduced to Yosemite NP

YOSEMITE — With no parting glance at their devoted human caretakers, 142 rare red-legged frogs swam to freedom on Friday — one small jump for the frogs but a giant leap for the threatened species.

Our official state amphibian, the frogs vanished from these pristine mountain meadows 50 years ago.

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