The Detroit Zoo is one of only five U.S. zoos that provides a home to the mountain chicken frog. It can be seen at the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center – a leader in amphibian conservation and research – which houses a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. Animal care staff lead and support conservation and research work that is critical for endangered populations, including the critically endangered mountain chicken frog.
The exotic pet trade contributes to declining populations of vulnerable amphibians in the wild. Keeping exotic pets can also spread diseases through local amphibian populations. You can help protect exotic and local species by making responsible pet choices and by not releasing captive animals into the wild.