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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity

    Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »

  • Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment

    Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »

Lowland Leopard Frog

lowland leopard frog

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Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) In the Sonoran Desert, lowland leopard frogs inhabit places with permanent water such as canyon pools and streams. This aquatic species often jumps into the water to escape capture. They breed year-round, and tadpoles take a year or more to reach adulthood. Lowland leopard frogs are a species of special concern at Saguaro National Park, as prolonged drought has caused pools that once held frogs to go dry.

Length: 1 4/5 - 3 2/5 in (4.6 - 8.6 cm)

Diet: Mostly insects

Did You Know?

Saguaro Blossoms

The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona. In early summer, the Tohono O’odham people come to Saguaro National Park to harvest the saguaro fruit.