Stories in the ‘Amphibians’ Category

Discover What Makes the Houston Toad So Unique

Posted by in Amphibians,Animal Updates,Guest Blogger Series,Houston Toad,Sending Animals Back to the Wild,Texas Conservation,Zoo News


The Houston Zoo is excited to welcome a new intern who comes to us all the way from Kenya, in East Africa. Gilbert Sabinga is in the United States as participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). The Community College Initiative Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Northern […]

Why wait for Easter for an “egg-travaganza?!”

Posted by in Amphibians,Animal Updates,Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Sending Animals Back to the Wild,Texas Conservation


The Houston toad team at the Houston Zoo has been working up a storm this spring – a storm of Houston toad eggs! As of this writing, the team has bred 23 groups of adult Houston toads (the groups consist of either one female and one male or one female and two male) since the […]

We’re Not Just Toad Keepers, We’re Matchmakers!

Posted by in Amphibians,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Zoo News

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The Houston toad team spends countless hours performing the traditional tasks associated with caring for animals.  These tasks includes the cleaning, feeding, medical treatments of the Houston toads, as well as  water quality testing, care of the invertebrate cultures, and the general maintenance of the toad facility. However, did you know that the team is […]

Finding the Wily, Wild Houston Toad!

Posted by in Amphibians,Houston Toad,Sending Animals Back to the Wild,Texas Conservation

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While many of us are enjoying these cool, winter evenings indoors in front of the TV with our favorite snack, Houston toad researchers are bundling up, grabbing a thermos of coffee and hitting the road to find the  elusive Houston toad! After the first heavy rain of the year, often near the end of January, […]

It’s Houston Toad Time!

Posted by in Amphibians,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Houston Toad,Texas Conservation


The toad team at the Houston Zoo hopes that everyone had a wonderful winter holiday. Like a lot of people, we have also made some “resolutions” for 2014; however, they don’t involve hitting the gym or finding a hot date!  Instead, we have resolved to release thousands of Houston toad eggs into the wild in […]

The Little School Raises $3000 For Wild Frogs

Posted by in Amphibians,Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News

Spencer (3 yrs old) and Luci (9 years) of The Little School in Washington proudly display signs demonstrating their fundraising efforts for amphibians in Panama!

I am always impressed with the drive and passion of young people-especially when it comes to protecting wildlife. The students at The Little School in Bellevue, Washington are just one example of what a small group of people can accomplish together. The Little School is a progressive preschool & elementary school for 160 children in […]

Is That a Houston Toad Hopping in my Yard?

Posted by in Amphibians,Conservation News,Houston Toad,Texas Conservation

The Houston area has been very fortunate so far this summer to have had rain. Not only is the rain keeping our outdoor plants and trees alive, it has also increased the activity of many nocturnal critters, especially amphibians!  After a good rain, we get lots of emails here at the zoo from people wondering […]

Stumpy the Houston Toad

Posted by in Amphibians,Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Houston Toad

This post was written by Jacquelyne Brauneis Who is this gorgeous toad in the picture you ask? Why that’s Stumpy, and I’m here to tell you her story. Stumpy is a Houston toad survivor, which is an amazing accomplishment as there are so few left. It is because of this that I decided she needed her […]

Houston Toad Release: Round 3

Posted by in Amphibians,Conservation News,Houston Toad,Zoo News

We are pleased to announce our third Houston toad release for the year! Last weekend, we delivered 200 juvenile toads (each averaging only between 1 – 2 grams) into an area outside of Bastrop State Park. We have now released three major life stages since March of this year – eggs, juveniles, and adults. The […]

Houston toads released into the wild!

Posted by in Amphibians,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Houston Toad

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Recently  200 juvenile Houston toads were released into the wild inside and around Bastrop State Park. Good luck little guys and we hope to see you next spring! Check out the complete album of the release on our Houston Toad facebook page!      

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