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Saratoga National Fish Hatchery and Wyoming Toad (1:12)
Partner: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Region 6


This toad is a glacial relict known only from Albany County, Wyoming. It formerly inhabited flood plains, ponds, and small seepage lakes in the shortgrass communities of the Laramie Basin. The diet of this species includes ants, beetles, and a variety of other anthropods. Adults emerge from hibernation in May or June, after daytime maximum temperatures reach 70 degrees F. This video describes the work of the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery in rearing and breeding the endangered Wyoming toad for reintroduction into the wild.

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Last updated: April 7, 2011