Tiger salamanders have a big distribution vary; nevertheless, they’re thought of unusual in Ohio and particularly uncommon in southwest Ohio counties. They’re good indicators of a wholesome surroundings as a result of they want good, moist soil to burrow in. However pond disturbance, invasive fish, and street building threaten the annual inhabitants. The Zoo is working onerous to maintain Bowyer Farm wild and promote biodiversity the place it’s wanted most. By changing acres of unsuitable land again into wetlands, prairies, and woodland edges, we’re persevering with to seek out new species as they transfer again in from the encompassing fragmented habitats. Thus far, we’ve got documented 21 reptile and amphibian species on property.