Pretoria News

Capital closes roads so frogs can cross


TALLINN: A busy road in the Estonian capital Tallinn has been closed at night to keep thousands of frogs and toads travelling to their breeding grounds safe from cars.

Volunteers usually help carry frogs and toads over roads in the spring and say they have saved 97000 of them in previous years, including 2000 last year on the Tallinn road.

Road closures are the only lifeline for the amphibians.

“The ponds where they breed are on one side of the road and their wintering place is on the other.

“So they are forced to cross.”

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