• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Amphibians

Nature and Science

Cave Salamander

Mammoth Cave National Park is home to a variety of salamanders, toads, and frogs. Among the species here are:

Salamanders
Mudpuppy, Hellbender, Red spotted newt, Jefferson salamander, Spotted salamander, Marbled salamander, Tiger salamander, Zigzag salamander, Slimy salamander, Eastern mud salamander, Northern red salamander, Southern two-lined salamander, Long-tailed salamander, Cave salamander, Northern dusky salamander, Small-mouthed salamander

Toads
Eastern spadefoot toad, American toad, Fowler's toad

Frogs
Southern cricket frog, Mountain chorus frog, Spring peeper, Gray treefrog, Bullfrog, Green frog, Pickerel frog, Leopard frog, Wood frog, Eastern narrow-mouthed toad

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.