Aquarium of the Bay Leaps Forward with New Exhibits; Previews the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad
The Pacific Tree Frog, Pseudacris regilla, is the most widespread local frog species, found from
Another new amphibian face to be introduced is the Western Toad, Bufo boreas. This animal prefers to crawl versus hop, and can be found in areas ranging from mountain meadows to desert flats, from
It is estimated that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Aquarium of the Bay, a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), cares for and works to conserve local amphibian species and is a proud supporter of the AZA’s “Spring Forward for Amphibians” efforts.
The Invasion of the Land Animals events includes live animal showing and interaction, hands-on activities and more. The events are free with Aquarium admission. Upcoming dates include:
March 8: “Spring Forward” featuring the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad
March 14: “Shells” featuring the Western Pond Turtle and Cherry Headed Red Legged Tortoise
March 21: “Soft and Prickly” featuring the Chinchilla and African Pygmy Hedgehog
The Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad will be part of PG&E Bay Lab, a unique interactive climate change exhibit sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The exhibit features land-dwelling animals as nature’s ambassadors, promoting energy conservation to protect their habitats from the potential impact of climate change.
About Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to creating experiences that inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. It is the only aquarium featuring exhibits focused specifically on the rich and diverse aquatic life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and its neighboring waters. The Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and certified as a Green Business by the city of
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