Endangered toads raised in New Mexico get new homes around the country

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LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Endangered toads raised at a New Mexico college are headed to new homes around the country.

Boreal toads are extinct in New Mexico, but students at New Mexico Highlands University have been raising them in a lab.

Now the amphibians are headed to zoos in Detroit, Denver and Staten Island as part of a nationwide effort to preserve the species.

Scientists say a fungal disease is behind the population decline.

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