NC Zoo helps endangered Gopher frogs

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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- The Carolina Gopher frog population has dramatically decreased and the North Carolina Zoo is stepping in to help.

The NC Zoo and the Wildlife Resources Commission have teamed up to help these little critters survive.

To help, the tandem is collecting eggs in area wetlands in an attempt to help strengthen the general population.

"We then bring them back here to the zone, we set them up and we hatch them," said Zookeeper Chris Shupp "The idea head starting them, you give them a better chance at survival."