slimy salamander becomes proud mom of 18

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The Toledo Blade reported on Oct. 22, 2007 that a Slimy salamander, Plethodon glutinosus, at the Toledo Zoo has laid 18 eggs in the first, and maybe only, time that they have been bred in captivity. The Toledo Zoo website had no other information on the event but did have information on Frogtown, the section of the zoo where the Slimy salamander is housed along with 9 other species of salamanders. The Toledo Zoo not only displays the salamanders and other amphibians to the public but participates in programs to protect and preserve amphibian species.

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