Amphibians: Life on a Limb

Encounter strange and stunning species like poison dart frogs, hellbenders, and caecilians.

Amphibians - life on a limb

When visiting...

  • Watch colorful poison dart frogs hunt for insects.
  • Listen to the sounds of a frog-filled pond at dusk.
  • Get an inside look at how BioPark herpetologists care for endangered species in the biosecure Amphibian Conservation Lab.

The amphibian exhibit is home to dozens of frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians. Get a rare glimpse into their world to discover their environmental importance and the extinction crisis that threatens their future.

Our Actions Matter

Amphibians around the world are disappearing due to habitat loss, climate change, pet trade and Chytrid fungus (Chyridiomycosis).

Here are some simple actions you can take to help amphibians:

  • Don't remove wild amphibians from their habitat. If you find a native frog or toad, leave it alone.
  • Avoid releasing pet amphibians into the wild. Introduced species, like bullfrogs, may outcompete native amphibians for food or introduce disease into the area.
  • Become a Zoo Parent to support amphibian care and conservation programs.

Links and resources

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 New Mexico BioPark Society, Project S.N.A.P. and After Hours Pediatrics partnered to launch this community effort, which promotes amphibian conservation.

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.