Axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum Interesting Fact: There are only a few thousand Axolotls left in the wild. Population Surveys in certain areas of their natural habitat have counted as few as 13 individuals per square mile. The species is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Fire Bellied Toad Bombina bombina Interesting Fact: This species entering the pet trade is likely how the Chytrid Fungus spread globally threatening amphibians on continents previously unexposed.
African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis Interesting Fact: In the 1930’s women’s urine would be injected into female frogs if the frogs ovulated then the woman was pregnant. This was later refined into at home pregnancy tests.
Jewel Cichlid Hemichromis bimaculatus Interesting Fact: Both parents will rear their young, staying at the nest and protecting the brood.
Cane Toad Rhinella marina
Interesting Fact: Cane Toads are classified as an invasive species in over 20 countries.
Razorback Musk Turtle Sternotherus carinatus Interesting Fact: This turtles shell has a distinct sharp keel down the center which is where it’s common name is derived. Care Sheet
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