Rare amphibian babies hatching in Slovenian cave


This video says about itself:

30 May 2016

Postojna Cave (Postojnska jama) in Slovenia – In January 2016 an extraordinary event has happened. The female olm (Proteus anguinus) has started laying eggs in the aquarium of the cave in front of visitors. After four months 24 embryos are developing well and already “practicing their dragon dance“. This is a funny video of baby dragon embryos rotating in their jellies – a few steps from hatching. But their destiny is still uncertain so please keep your fingers crossed.

See also here.

European toad tadpoles video


This video shows toad tadpoles.

After two to three months, European toad tadpoles become small toads.

Jan Kuipers in the Netherlands made this video.

Betic midwife toad video


This 21 May 2016 video shows a Betic midwife toad. It was recorded in the Sierra de Burete, Murcia region, Spain.

This toad species is endemic to mountainous areas in south-eastern Spain. Its scientific name is Alytes dickhilleni; after Dutch zoologist Dick Hillenius.

Tree frog resting, video


This video shows a tree frog resting.

Chris Kuik from the Netherlands made this video.

Rare spadefoot toads on Dutch golf course


This is a common spadefoot toad video.

Today, Dutch Vroege Vogels radio reports good news about common spadefoot toads, a rare species in the Netherlands.

Three years ago, spadefoot toads were freed on Landgoed Bleijenbeek golf course in Afferden, Limburg province. It turned out this was a good environment for the toads: lakelets, sand and plants not too tall.

Wildlife corridors, succesful for all wildlife


This video says about itself:

2 August 2012

A picture essay of Wildlife Corridors from around the world.

Dutch Vroege Vogels TV reports this week about two wildlife corridors in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.

It turns out these corridors are succesful for many kinds of wildlife:

snails, mice, rabbits, weasels, buzzards, roe deer, wild boar; all of them cross the wildlife bridge. …

A great success at both wildlife bridges is the so-called wet zone, an area with pools for amphibians. There are already eggs of common frogs found there and even a natterjack toad, a species which forester Mari de Bijl did not expect there. He also thinks that no wildlife viaducts should be allowed to be built without wet zones.

Toads’ mating season, video


This video is about common toadsmating season in the Netherlands. Several males try to mate with one female.

Jan Buys made the video.