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A pacific toad (Ceratophrys stolzmanni) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Reserva Ecologica militar Arenillas, El Oro Province, Ecuador.
This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. It is a rare species in nature and little known due to its biology. It is active only in the rainy season. However, Ecuadorian populations may be declining as a result of the destruction and fragmentation of dry coastal forests, urban growth, the use of agrochemicals.

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A pacific toad (Ceratophrys stolzmanni) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Reserva Ecologica militar Arenillas, El Oro Province, Ecuador.
This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. It is a rare species in nature and little known due to its biology. It is active only in the rainy season. However, Ecuadorian populations may be declining as a result of the destruction and fragmentation of dry coastal forests, urban growth, the use of agrochemicals.

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An Amazonian monkey frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Shiripuno, Orellana Province, Ecuador.

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An Amazonian monkey frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Shiripuno, Orellana Province, Ecuador.

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An Amazonian monkey frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Shiripuno, Orellana Province, Ecuador.

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A Grandison glass frog (Nymphargus grandisonae) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Las Pampas, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. This species is threatened by destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development and palm plantations.

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A Grandison glass frog (Nymphargus grandisonae) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Las Pampas, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. This species is threatened by destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development and palm plantations.

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A yellow spotted cochran frog (Sachatamia albomaculata) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Quininde, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. This species is threatened by destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development.

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A yellow spotted cochran frog (Sachatamia albomaculata) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Quininde, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. This species is threatened by destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development.

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A sun glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Durango, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. Despite its local abundance in several sites and its adaptability to a certain degree of modification, this species faces serious threats due to the destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development.

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A sun glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Durango, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. Despite its local abundance in several sites and its adaptability to a certain degree of modification, this species faces serious threats due to the destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development.

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A sun glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Durango, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. Despite its local abundance in several sites and its adaptability to a certain degree of modification, this species faces serious threats due to the destruction of habitat, intensive agriculture and livestock, pollution, use of agrochemicals, mining, urban development.

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A Rio Santiago poison-dart frog (Dendrobates captivus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. The population is being affected due to mining, habitat destruction, deforestation, urban development.

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A Rio Santiago poison-dart frog (Dendrobates captivus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. The population is being affected due to mining, habitat destruction, deforestation, urban development.

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A Rio Santiago poison-dart frog (Dendrobates captivus) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. The population is being affected due to mining, habitat destruction, deforestation, urban development.

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A critically endangered Coyne’s harlequin frog (Atelopus coynei) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Chinambi, Carchi Province, Ecuador. This species experiences habitat degradation due to deforestation, agriculture, human activities such as agriculture and cattle raising. Like most Atelopus species, climate change has raised temperatures, stressing this cold weather animal, leaving them vulnerable to chytrid fungus.

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A critically endangered Coyne’s harlequin frog (Atelopus coynei) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Chinambi, Carchi Province, Ecuador. This species experiences habitat degradation due to deforestation, agriculture, human activities such as agriculture and cattle raising. Like most Atelopus species, climate change has raised temperatures, stressing this cold weather animal, leaving them vulnerable to chytrid fungus.

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A critically endangered Coyne’s harlequin frog (Atelopus coynei) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Chinambi, Carchi Province, Ecuador. This species experiences habitat degradation due to deforestation, agriculture, human activities such as agriculture and cattle raising. Like most Atelopus species, climate change has raised temperatures, stressing this cold weather animal, leaving them vulnerable to chytrid fungus.

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Two critically endangered Limon harlequin frogs (Atelopus sp. spumarius complex) in amplexus at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. These two animals were originally from San Carlos de Limón, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. The captive breeding program has been successful in Centro Jambatu, saving the species from the extinction. The natural habitat of this species faces numerous obstacles, including loss due to mining, deforestation road constructions and farming activities.

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A critically endangered webbed harlequin frog, (Atelopus palmatus) a at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Rio Negro, Tungurahua Province, Ecuador. Its habitat is affected by habitat destruction, deforestation, agriculture, cattle raising and mining activities.

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A Chinambi harlequin frog, Atelopus sp. nov. (Chinambi), at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Chinambí, Carchi Province, Ecuador. The known population area occurrence is tiny, and the habitat is affected by habitat destruction, mining activities, and floods in the river system as well.

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A Chinambi harlequin frog, Atelopus sp. nov. (Chinambi), at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Chinambí, Carchi Province, Ecuador. The known population area occurrence is tiny, and the habitat is affected by habitat destruction, mining activities, and floods in the river system as well.

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A Condor harlequin frog, Atelopus sp. nov. (Cordillera del Condor), at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Alto Nangaritza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. The population is affected by mining activities. There are a few individuals in captivity with no successful laboratory breeding yet. At the time this photograph was taken (January 2019) Centro Jambatu had 8 males and 2 females.

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A critically endangered Morona Santiago subfoot toad (Atelopus halihelos) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This is a very rare species and it was the only individual in captivity at the time this photograph was taken (January 2019).

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A critically endangered Morona Santiago subfoot toad (Atelopus halihelos) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This is a very rare species and it was the only individual in captivity at the time this photograph was taken (January 2019).

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A rubi poison frog (Ameerega parvula) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Shiripuno, Orellana Province, Ecuador. With this and many other species of poison dart frog, the male is in charge of the parental care.

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A rubi poison frog (Ameerega parvula) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Shiripuno, Orellana Province, Ecuador. With this and many other species of poison dart frog, the male is in charge of the parental care.

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A female Epibatidin dart poison frog (Epipedobates anthonyi) Santa Marta morph, at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Santa Marta, Azuay Province, Ecuador.

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A female Epibatidin dart poison frog (Epipedobates anthonyi) Santa Marta morph, at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Santa Marta, Azuay Province, Ecuador.

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A female Epibatidin dart poison frog (Epipedobates anthonyi) Santa Marta morph, at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Santa Marta, Azuay Province, Ecuador.

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A limon harlequin toad (Atelopus sp.) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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A limon harlequin toad (Atelopus sp.) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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An endangered female elegant harlequin frog (Atelopus elegans) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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An endangered female elegant stubfoot toad (Atelopus elegans) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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A male critically endangered Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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A female critically endangered Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.

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