Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria Opens The Exhibition "Frogs - Jungle Jewels"

Today, April 16th, Crown Princess Victoria and her daughter Princess Estelle opened The "Frogs - Jungle Jewels" at Skansen Aquarium in Stockholm.

Photo: David Sica / Stella Pictures
Jonas Wahlstrom, director of the Skansen Aquarium, opened the dedication ceremony by talking about frogs, including the number of frogs in the wild is an easy way to measure how nature feels. Unfortunately, almost half of the world's approximately 6,400 amphibian species are endangered. For over 500 species Zoos are the only way to survive while waiting for their environment is restored.

Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT

Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT
The world's frogs maintain balance in the ecosystem because they eat large amounts of insects. They are also very important in other ways, for example, several substances in many medicines originated in frogs.
The Princesses opened the exhibition Frogs - jungle jewels by dropping a 1 kg heavy Agapadda in a jungle environment.

Photo: Bo Jonsson / Skansen Aquarium


1 comment:

  1. I love that Victoria brings Estelle to things. This is an especially good one, get her interested in conservation young.