Hogle Zoo will be kicking off "The Year of the Frog" on Friday with events and programs about small amphibians facing extinction.

Events at the Hogle Zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. are free with zoo admission and will include craft activities for children, education sessions and opportunities to meet zookeepers.

Any person whose birthday falls on Feb. 29 will be allowed free entrance to the zoo, located at 2600 Sunnyside Ave.