RENO, Nev. (AP) — A tiny Nevada toad at the center of a legal battle over a geothermal power project has officially been declared an endangered species, after U.S. wildlife officials temporarily listed it on a rarely used emergency basis last spring.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When one of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz ’s dogs died after eating a poisonous toad, he began a rampage against the amphibians, a former neighbor testified Wednesday, adding that Cruz’s temper was so volatile he never should have been allowed to own a gun or other weapons.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — An invasive species is consuming and competing with native species in western Washington, including salmon.
Scientists have spotted African clawed frogs in Issaquah, Lacey and Bothell, KING5 reported.
BOSTON (AP) — Residents of one Massachusetts town are helping some local amphibians get where they need to be this mating season...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state vegetable: the sweet potato.
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors...
CUNDINAMARCA, Colombia (AP) — In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new official amphibian is a slimy, 2-foot-long (0.6-meter) salamander that needs clean streams to thrive.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday granting the honor to the Eastern hellbender, a nocturnal animal whose colorful nicknames include snot otter, lasagna lizard and mud devil.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that's sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil.
The House voted 191-6 Tuesday to grant the honor to the Eastern hellbender, which can grow to be more than 2 feet (a half meter) long and is battling declining numbers across much of its range in the United States...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama...
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning drivers of seasonal frog and salamander migrations.
The department says the amphibians tend to cross roads in groups during rainy spring nights in search of breeding pools.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Ruth is bringing her sex-pertise to the Detroit Zoo.
Not to be confused with famed human sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dr. Ruth Marcec is the new director of the zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center.
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The National Park Service has been closing a road in Pennsylvania so mating amphibians don't get squashed by vehicles as they seek out mates.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Park Ranger Kathleen Sandt tells WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/2mwODmT ) that the road was closed for the first time in February due to the mild, rainy weather that prompts salamanders, wood frogs and spring peepers to mate.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.
Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn't been seen in decades...