Our pond was created in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Forest service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve frogs adapted to local conditions. The pond was designed to provide a stable habitat that is free from predators and disease. Once the frogs in this pond breed, agency biologists will reintroduce Bearizona frogs to suitable habitats around the southwest.
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Meet The Animal
Northern leopard frogs are native to most of the United States, including the arid southwest. The leopard frogs in this pond are from wild sites in northern Arizona. Our native amphibians have declined due to non-native predators, disease, and long-term drought.