Toledo Zoo honored for work to save Tanzanian toad


The Toledo Zoo and the Bronx Zoo in New York have been honored with a Significant Achievement in International Conservation award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for their work in reintroducing the Kihansi spray toad, a species so rare it was declared extinct in the wild in 2009.

The toad’s native habitat is in Tanzania.

The Toledo Zoo said R. Andrew Odum, curator of herpetology and assistant director of animal programs, was recognized along with a team of herpetologists.