Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre is home to eight endangered Southern Corroboree Frogs (Pseudophryne corroboree). The frogs have been provided by Taronga Zoo from their captive breeding program, which has been operating since 2006 as part of the Southern Corroboree Frog Recovery Project.
Wirraminna is one of only three locations in Australia (other than zoos) where these tiny, yellow and black frogs can be viewed in captivity. The other two enclosures are found at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Snowy Region visitor centre (located at Jindabyne) and Tumut Region visitor centre. The enclosure is the result of extensive work by staff and volunteers at Wirraminna, and members of the Corroboree Frog Recovery Team, including the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Taronga Zoo and Murray Local Land Services.
Wirraminna would like to acknowledge the support from Murray Local Land Services, the Australian Government and it’s National Landcare Program which helps to support the day to day maintenance of our enclosure.
Murray Local Land Services has produced a fact sheet on the Corroborree Frogs. We have also produced a special Dr Dave education video with accompanying education kit. This education kit has been designed to raise awareness of the Corroboree Frog by providing activities that have been aligned to the Stage 2 and 3 NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum outcomes.