Amphibians are a weird and wonderful collection of animals that includes three main groups; frogs & toads, salamanders and caecilians.

Amphibians were the very first creatures to venture onto land almost 400 million years ago and have evolved to spend part of their time living in water, and part on land.

There are over 6,000 species of amphibian with new species being discovered all the time. However, amphibians are suffering a global extinction crisis. Well over 150 species of amphibians have gone extinct since 1980 and about a third of the world's amphibians are threatened with extinction.

Our amphibians can be found in the Aquarium, the Tropical RealmSpirit of the Jaguar and Monsoon Forest habitats.

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