WORLD PREMIERE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 8PM (ET/PT)
Animal Planet focuses worldwide attention on the deadly fungus that is destroying frogs and other amphibian populations around the world through a new multimedia project called THE VANISHING FROG. The film sends Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin on a worldwide mission that uncovers clues on the frog’s deadly plight while also unifying viewers with a common cause of environmental protection of wildlife resources.
From the rocky streams of coastal Australia to the jungles of South America—and even to the American West, the world’s frogs are mysteriously vanishing at alarming rates. Frogs and their relatives have thrived on earth for more than 360 million years, but now they are under serious threat. Experts believe that as many as one-third to one-half of the planet’s mass extinctions- since the dinosaurs.
Why are amphibians in such dire straits? And can we take action to save them? Jeff Corwin, who has experienced the most mammoth of mammals, reptiles and marine life worldwide, will take on these large questions about these small amphibians in the documentary.
“The Vanishing Frog” documentary will cablecast this Thursday night on The Animal Planet channel. The time to watch for our local region is 6:00 pm, with the program repeated at 9:00 pm.