What are Amphibians?

Amphibians are animals that live both in the water and on land. Like reptiles, amphibians are cold-blooded, but they have smooth, moist skin instead of scales.

Did you know?

The largest living amphibian is the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) at 5 feet 11 inches long (1.8 m). The smallest known amphibian (and smallest vertebrate in the world) is Paedophryne amauenisis, a frog species from Papua New Guinea; it measures at 0.30 inches (7.7 mm) in length.

Amphibians on Exhibit

Blue Poison Dart Frog
Hourglass Frog
Panamanian Golden Frog
Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Surinam Toad

Educational Amphibians

Bufo Marine Toad
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