Shedd’s new special exhibit, Amphibians, hops into the aquarium this May. Learn more about these amazing animals—including salamanders, frogs and rarely seen…
In northern Illinois, the spotted salamander lives in deciduous and mixed woods. In southern Illinois, it may be found in low, oak-hickory forests next to swamps and creeks. The spotted salamander hides under rocks or logs during the day but wanders the forest floor at night. It migrates to woodland ponds during the spring to breed. A nuptial dance is part of the courtship in this species.