Tennessee’s Dusky Gopher Frog Extinct Statewide

Conservationists need highlight the struggle of this precious animal, which native to our home state. The dusky gopher frog was once found in wetlands throughout the South, ranging as far north as middle Tennessee. Due to the extreme loss of suitable wetland habitats, dusky gopher frogs haven’t been seen in Tennessee in over twenty years, and their wild population now consists of just a few adults at Glen’s Pond in Harrison County, Mississippi. Fortunately, conservationists are working hard to revive this critically endangered animal, and it may one day be seen again here in Tennessee.

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