Popular area of Canyon Lake to be closed for several weeks; Zoo sends critically endangered toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico

Canyon Lake

Hello and Happy Friday! Rebecca Salinas here.

Also, welcome to November. I hope you’re able to see some fall foliage where you’re at. If you’re trying to find time for a road trip to see some change in leaves, you can look at this fall foliage prediction map for guidance.

Just know that if you’re planning on heading to the Canyon Lake area, a popular park will be closed over the next several weeks. Read all about it, plus more Outdoors content, below!

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Canyon Lake overlook park, access to dam will be closed for several weeks

The overlook park at Canyon Lake and access to the dam will be closed for several weeks, starting Monday.

The area will be closed from Nov. 7-Dec. 23 for construction, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

During that time, there won’t be access to the park or dam entrance by the lake office for pedestrians or vehicles.

Click here to read more.

San Antonio Zoo sends critically endangered toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico

San Antonio Zoo sends more than 18,000 critically endangered toad tadpoles to native Puerto Rico

The following was written by KSAT Executive Producer of Digital Content Julie Moreno.

The San Antonio Zoo sent more than 18,000 tadpoles of the critically endangered Puerto Rican crested toad to Puerto Rico last week where they were released back into their natural habitat.

It’s a new record for the species, according to the zoo, which sent more than 5,000 tadpoles to Puerto Rico last year.

The species is critically endangered with the population fluctuating between 1,000 and 5,000 adult toads in the Guanica National Forest.

“The first time San Antonio Zoo began contributing to the program as a breeding institution was 2010,” said Craig Pelke, director of ectotherms at San Antonio Zoo in a press release. “Since that time, there had been good success…any time you can place a critically endangered species back in the wild is good. However, we wanted ‘great.’”

Read about the initiative here.

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Rebecca Salinas joined KSAT in the fall of 2019. Her skills include content management, engagement and reporting.