CC species

Our animal protagonists – you’ll find information on all species currently represented in Citizen Conservation here.

CC species

Our animal protagonists – you’ll find information on all species currently represented in Citizen Conservation here.

Like every pet owner, every species has its own story to tell. On one hand, of course, how it even came to be part of Citizen Conservation, and on the other hand, what it needs in order to be successfully bred and to reproduce. If a certain species inspires you to consider getting active in Citizen Conservation, you can download the appropriate breeding recommendations for more detailed information at the end of each article.

You can find more information on how to become a keeper here.

Almanzor Fire Salamander

The fire salamander is common in Europe. But not all salamanders are alike. Some species only live within a tiny area, one of them being the Almanzor Fire Salamander. If a disease…

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Anderson’s Salamander

Anderson's Salamander lives in only one lake of less than a quarter of the area of Hamburg's Außenalster. Water pollution is making it increasingly uninhabitable. Its only chance:…

Bony-headed toad

The Bony-headed Toad lives in undisturbed southeast Asian rainforests. But these are getting scarcer.

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Central European Fire Salamander

Its status was not considered endangered so far, but a suddenly emerged threat now makes us fear for the future of the Fire salamander, for which Germany bears a special…

Demonic Poison Frog

Demonic Poison Frog In the lost world: a small frog lives on a mesa in Venezuela - a true rarity among the other brightly colored poison dart frogs, with no close relatives. Gold…

Golden Poison frog

One of the most poisonous animals in the world, optimally protected from enemies – and yet its survival is severely threatened. But there is hope: in the terrarium this little…

Lake Pátzcuaro Salamander

A salamander that never actually turns into a salamander, but remains an eternal baby. A lake that is being transformed from a nursery to a garbage disposal site. And a monastery…

Lemur Leaf Frog

Like a ghost: The Lemur Leaf Frog walks slowly through the branches of the rainforest. Although his spindly appearance is normal, the frog is not doing well.

Lesser rock skipper

In order to communicate despite its extremely noisy habitat, the Lesser rock skipper uses sign language.

Loiselle’s Ptycho

A fish that has only just been discovered is already threatened with extinction. It was named after a biologist who started his career as an amateur aquarist - now amateur…

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Madagascar Rainbowfish

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and home to unique wildlife that lives only here. This also applies to the lesser-known freshwater fauna. This one little fish…

Mallorcan Midwife Toad

A fossil, resurrected from the dead. A spectacular story from the brink of extinction and the dedicated fight against it.

Mangarahara Cichlid

The Mangarahara cichlid was considered the "rarest fish in the world" and was all but extinct. A worldwide call for help, international cooperation and a last-minute rescue…

Nosy Be Cichlid

This fish almost died already, because its habitat on Madagascar has been largely destroyed. Fortunately, it also occurs in a small, tropical island paradise off the coast.…

Oriental fire-bellied toad

Oriental fire-bellied toad

A toad as a popular animal for aquaterrariums. But importing them from the Far East carries the risk of introducing pathogens. The demand for the pet trade could be well covered…

Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad

It was already considered extinct once. But just as Lazarus rose from the dead, this little toad suddenly reappeared 15 years after its disappearance. Now it's up to us to…

Titicaca Water Frog

The frog with the much too large jacket – the bizarre skin folds enable this water-dwelling specialist to survive at an altitude of almost 4,000 meters. Unfortunately, they do not…

Vietnamese Crocodile Newt

A common species turns out to actually be several species. One of those only populates a few rainforest fragments. And that's where coal dredgers are moving in.

Ziegler’s crocodile newt

One widespread, non-endangered newt becomes many after a closer look. One of them turns out to be highly endangered. An alliance of zoos, science and private terrarists aims to…