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Amphibians: Life on a Limb Exhibit Opens

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Hop on in to our new amphibian exhibit!

When

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Aug 05, 2012
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description

We are opening the new exhibit Amphibians: Life on a Limb on Sunday, 8/5 as part of our 85th birthday celebration.  The facility offers a rare glimpse into the world of frogs, salamanders, newts and caecilians and helps preserve rare and endangered amphibians.

The amphibian exhibit is included with regular admission and will be open daily during regular Zoo hours.

From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on opening day, docents will host special hands-on discovery stations and amphibian keepers will be available to answer questions and talk about the new exhibit.

The Extinction Crisis

One third of amphibians are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, climate change, invasive species and diseases like chytrid fungus.  The new exhibit provides BioPark guests with an opportunity to encounter rare species.  Visitors can look forward to  coqui frogs, hellbenders, and lemur leaf frogs among others.

 

A pioneering Coqui Conservation Lab shows how BioPark herpetologists help ensure the survival of amphibians through breeding and reintroduction to wild habitat.

 

The Start of Something Big

Amphibians: Life on a Limb kicks off the New Mexico BioPark Society’s “Nurture Your Love of Nature” Capital Campaign.  Other projects funded by the Capital Campaign include a future penguin exhibit and a gorilla bachelor pad.

Price

Included with regular admission