Amphibian Conservation Area
Located on the second level of the Elevator Building, a non public research area, is the Amphibian Conservation Area at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. This area is designed to house and breed amphibians threatened with extinction and is capable of holding up to 3,000 individuals and 50 different species.
Individual, bio-secure isolation rooms are set up for each species to prevent the spread of disease between species. Each room at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium has its own heating and cooling unit and is completely sealed. Strict hygiene procedures are practiced by the keepers to prevent contamination.
Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium has successfully produced and released Wyoming toad tadpoles and Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles into the wild. In the future, offspring from additional species will be released once threats have been lessened.