Amphibians were the first group of vertebrates to successfully conquer land almost 400 million years ago. They are thought to have evolved from animals similar to the air-breathing lungfish, one species of which can be seen in our Okapi exhibit.
There are over 6,000 species of amphibian belonging to one of three groups - frogs and toads, salamanders and caecilians. New species of amphibian are being discovered by scientists all the time. However, as new species are discovered, others are going extinct.
Our amphibians can be found in the Aquarium, the Tropical Realm, Spirit of the Jaguar and Monsoon Forest habitats.