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Beautiful female Green Spiny Toad, Incilius coniferus inside the frogLAB

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New Documentary will feature the Garden's frogPOD

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Louie Psihoyos, documentary film-maker who was awarded an Oscar (best documentary) for his film 'The Cove', is completing a new documentary on the global endangered species crisis. Louie's own personal concerns for the environment are reflected in his film topics and in the founding of the Oceanic Preservation Society. The Cove brought awareness to the continued slaughter of dolphins in Taitzi Bay, which is estimated at over 20,000 dolphin/year.

His next documentary will highlight the imperiled species from around the world. The amphibian component will feature our Amphibian Conservation Program and was filmed in the frogPOD. The frogPOD houses, in isolation from other amphibians, one of the rarest assemblages of amphibians — all rescued from a chytrid fungus outbreak in Central Panama in 2005. Not the most spacious of places to film, but it worked. I will be sure to post when the movie is released.

Here are some pictures from the filming.













Rabbs' Fringed-limbed Treefrog update. Today in the frogPOD

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MAAMP Survey Photos from Lauren @ Paces Mill

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Lauren Melde, Amphibian Conservation Intern and MAAMP surveyor @ Paces Mill took these great photos of species she encountered during this month's survey. Thanks Lauren!



Rabb's Fringed-limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum.

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Amazon exhibit featuring 2 Fringed Leaf Frogs (Cruziohyla craspedopus)

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Slope Snout Glass Frog, Cochranella euknemos. Inside of the frogPOD. One of my favorites.

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Lemur Leaf Froglet, just out of the water. This is a critically endangered species from Panama.

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Epipedobates in the conservatory. Possibly an E. tricolor x anthonyi hybrid. Notice the reddish color and light green stripes #Epipedobates #FreeRangeFrogs

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Box Turtle nesting tonight @ Clyde Sheppard Nature Preserve. #Terrapene #MAAMP

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Cochranella granulosa, Granular Glass Frog. Practically disappears on the leaf. Notice the visible pelvic girdle through the skin

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Sachatamia albomaculata, White-Spotted Glass Frog with eggs

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In front of the Amazon exhibit ... with a Fringed Leaf Frog, Cruziohyla craspedopus

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Glorious female Cruziohyla calcarifer, Splendid Leaf Frog

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