Ten species avoiding extinction with the help of zoos

27 August 2014 Last updated at 08:38 BST

These ten reptiles and amphibians are facing extinction but are being helped by breeding programmes at zoos.
Sand lizard, one of the top 10 reptiles and amphibians avoiding extinction with the help of zoos.
The UK reptile the Sand lizard is one of the 10 reptiles and amphibians listed by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums as avoiding extinction with the help of zoos. The association has published the list to raise awareness of the endangered species.
Morelet's leaf frog
This little guy is a Morelet's leaf frog. It is a type of tree frog found in tropical forests. Numbers have dropped due to a reduction in their natural habitat.
Ploughshare tortoise
The Ploughshare tortoise is under threat because it is often illegally traded and sold as a pet.
Mountain Chicken Frog
This is the world's biggest frog, is called the Mountain Chicken Frog. It got its name because it is often hunted for food.
Round Island Boa
The Round Island Boa is from Mauritius and is under threat but conservation efforts are helping boost numbers. It is one of the few snakes that can change its colour.
Golden Mantilla
This rare, brightly coloured, frog, is a Golden Mantilla. It uses clicks instead of croaks to attract a mate.
Komodo Dragon
The Komodo Dragon is also on the list. There are fewer than 1,000 left in the wild.
Lemur leaf frogs
Lemur leaf frogs are from Central America. They are so tiny they could easily fit on your fingertip! The males are only 3cm long.
Axolotl
This funny looking thing is an Axolotl. It looks like a giant tadpole even when it is grown up and it has the amazing ability to grow limbs back if it needs to.
Orange Tailed Skink
The Orange Tailed Skink was only discovered in 1995. They live on Flat Island in Mauritius, but invasive shrews that prey on them on the island have had a devastating affect on them.