Western Pond Turtle (WPT) Project
A partnership between the San Francisco
Zoo, the Oakland Zoo, and Sonoma State University. Project goals are to determine
the critical temperature and timing of sex determination in WPT to optimize
male-female sex ratios for ex-situ incubation and to establish a WPT head starting
program at San Francisco and Oakland Zoos. These goals are essential to the
immediate conservation and ultimate recovery of the turtle.
Watch this video about the project
Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs
Mountain yellow-legged frogs are facing down an extinction threat throughout the Sierra Nevadas in California. The San Francisco Zoo and its partners are working together to keep these amazing frogs in their high mountain habitat by head-starting the most critically threatened populations and trying different techniques to boost numbers throughout the frog's range. Learn more about our newest project in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park.