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Chiricahua leopard frogs normally are olive to dark green with charcoal spots. But under certain conditions, they can darken their skin as a means of camouflage, the Center for Biological Diversity says.

In the sky islands of southeastern Arizona, the Chiricahua leopard frog persists – a lofty feat only made possible by a team more than 200 miles away. Read more»

The federal government declared the Chiricahua leopard frog a threatened species in 2002 after drought, disease, habitat destruction and non-native species reduced its population to a vulnerable size.

Chiricahua leopard frogs saved from flooding after the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista have been moved to a lush, indoor riparian habitat at Glendale Community College, complete with a waterfall, pool and a host of bugs. Read more»