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Leslie Phillips, Amphibian Specialist making tremendous strides building our amphibian conservation outreach

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Baby snappers! Some of the Orme Park rescue turtles ... release party tbd

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog today in the lab

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Parental Care: The Neat Egg Guarding Behavior of Glass Frogs

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I was honored to be asked to give a lecture last night at the Garden for "Dinner in the Garden' ... There were 120 people in attendance, and I wanted to cover  'Behind the Scenes' information to the audience for each of the six amphibian exhibits we have in the Fuqua Conservatory lobby. I also wanted to update the audience on the achievements of our Amphibian Conservation Program over the past year or so — the new initiatives we have begun, and the successes of the Gopher Frog Head-Starting program.

Recently, I was watching a documentary with my son, Anthony entitled: The Secret Life of Predators. In one of the episodes called 'Stealth', it shows some excellent footage of a male glass frog defending its eggs from predatory wasps. As I was describing this egg guarding behavior of Glass Frogs in my talk, I thought I should include this excellent footage. I am glad I did! By the time the 2 minute video was over, the entire audience was applauding and cheering!


Agalychnis morletii, Black-eye Leaf Frog

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Rescued 10 hatchling snapping turtles today in mid-town ... they have probably been stuck in their nest for a month!

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Granular Glass Frog, Cochranella granulosa, on exhibit today

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Anolis allisoni in the conservatory

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Evidence How Biodiversity Buffers Disease

Tess, our Larval Amphibian Intern, visits the Manchester Museum

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Ranitomeya imitator, the Mimic Poison Frog

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Tylototriton illustration

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Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Treefrog projected on the side of the U.N. during #ProjectingChange event

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog above a group of developing tadpoles in the breeding chamber

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Our next group of Fringed Leaf Froglets coming out of the water!

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