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Atelopus wampucrum 

Did you know?

  • Wampucrums are one species of Harlequin toads, one of the most threatened genera of amphibians on the planet.
  • Males sing from riverbanks to attract females.
  • A couple will deposit about 1,000 eggs into the water.
  • They are most active after light rains and can be found near rivers and streams.

One of Many

This toad is also called the limon harlequin frog. They belong to the vary diverse genus Atelopus. There are 99 described Atelopus species with over 30 yet to be described.

Walk or Hop?

This toad mostly walks instead of jumping.

Threat Level

  • Unknown
  • Common
  • Near Threatened
  • Threatened
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild

Critically Endangered

The Wampucrum faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.




Subtropical humid forest

We care about wampucrum toads

The Saint Louis Zoo supports this toad in the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium. Learn more about how we are helping wildlife around the world.

Dedicated to Conservation

Find this animal in Historic Hill


Historic Hill

Historic Hill is a lovely stroll through one of the oldest parts of the Saint Louis Zoo. From the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cage to the Spanish architectural flavor of the 1920s in the Bird House, Primate House and Herpetarium to the finishing touches of our thoroughly modern exhibits, this area of the Zoo has a unique ambiance and a nostalgic history that make it a great destination.

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