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Frogs play an important role not only in our ecosystems, but also in the development of human medicine and are currently being tested for anti-cancer and anti-HIV properties. But up to one-third of amphibian species worldwide are threatened with extinction.
Adventure Aquarium and the Center for Aquatic Sciences host FrogWatch Camden, the only South Jersey FrogWatch USA Chapter.
FrogWatch USA is an AZA community science program that allows you to identify frogs and toads in your own backyards by recognizing their calls. Keeping track of the presence of frogs allows scientists to monitor amphibian populations and the health of the ecosystems that support them.
Interested in FrogWatch USA training? Contact email@example.com.
The Argentine horned frog rarely moves. They hide on the forest floor, partially covered with leaves, waiting for a potential meal to scurry by. Horned frogs have a voracious appetite and will eat anything that can fit into its mouth, including snakes, mice, birds and other frogs.
Visit Frog Alley in KidZone, Zone C to come face to face with a variety of interesting amphibian species, including Amazon milk frogs. The name "milk frog" comes from the poisonous white secretion this frog produces when threatened.
Poison dart frogs are an excellent example of warning colorations. Dart frogs are very toxic and will most likely kill anything that tries to eat it.
Frog Alley in KidZone (Zone C) is also home to the texturized and fascinating Vietnamese mossy frog! The mossy frog's red, green and black coloration along with uneven, bumpy texture enables it to blend in among mosses and lichens within its habitat.