Grasshopper bred in captivity returns to East Anglia marshes

Grasshopper bred in captivity returns to East Anglia marshes

Citizen zookeepers release endangered large marsh grasshopper in former strongholds

Britain’s largest grasshopper is being bred in captivity by citizen zookeepers and returned to marshes across East Anglia in a move to revive the endangered species.

The large marsh grasshopper, an elusive green insect that can appear in a striking pink-and-yellow form, is too isolated in fragments of wetland to hop back to its former strongholds.

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