Animals Reptiles & Amphibians
Texas blind salamander
Texas blind salamanders are adapted to life in caves without light. Their skin is almost pigmentless and adults have non-functioning eyes. The Dallas Zoo is one of the few facilities to breed this endangered species. They are something of a mystery, but due to the exemplary work of our amphibian keepers, we have learned more about their breeding habits in recent years, which will help us with the conservation of this species.