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SCIENTIFIC NAME Bufo houstonensis
RANGE Bastrop and a few other Texas counties
STATUS IN THE WILD Endangered
LOCATION IN THE ZOO Reptile and Amphibian House
COOL ANIMAL FACT The zoo maintains a 1,200 square foot Houston toad quarantine facility that serves as a location for the captive breeding and head starting of wild Houston toad egg strands for release into the wild. This facility is managed by two full-time Houston toad specialists who care for the toads and work closely with the program partners in the breed-and-release efforts.