Encounter strange and stunning species like poison dart frogs, hellbenders, and caecilians.
Get a rare glimpse into the world of amphibians to discover their environmental importance and the extinction crisis that threatens their future.
The Amphibian Building will temporarily close starting January 14th, 2014. Please visit any of our Naturally Amazing exhibits throughout the zoo!
- 4 out of every 5 coqui have died in the past ten years.
- Threats: habitat destruction, climate change and chytrid fungus disease.
- Tiny tree frog about one-inch long.
- Named for two-note "ko-kee" song.
- National symbol of Puerto Rico.
Coqui Conservation Lab
Watch BioPark herpetologists care for the only captive population of locust coquis, critically endangered frogs from Puerto Rico. This bio-secure lab minimizes contamination and disease. The BioPark breeds and raises coquis for future reintroduction to wild habitat. Programs like this one help ensure the survival of amphibians.
There's a Fungus Among Us
Chytrid fungus, or Chyridiomycosis, is an infectious fungus decimating not only frogs, but all amphibians. Collecting and transporting amphibians throughout the world has contributed to the spread of this fungus.
Amphibian Mosaic Mural
Nearly 7,000 students in New Mexico came together to contribute to the amphibian mosaic mural. Look closely, and you will see each tile is an individual artwork. Step back to see how they come together to create the "big picture."
The 5'x9' mosaic is on permanent display at the Amphibians: Life on a Limb exhibit. As part of the community-wide program, participants will be able to access the mural online in the Project S.N.A.P. Online Art Museum. View the art and read artist statements to learn about preserving amphibian populations around the world.