Grasshopper bred in captivity returns to East Anglia marshes

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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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