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Ichthyophis, the caecilian Fish Snake from Koa Tao Island. Status: Data Deficient

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The Rabbs' Fringe limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum was featured last night on the Beverly Hills Hilton at a #racingextinction event #projectingchange! Thanks @leilanimunter for taking this picture and sharing it with us. Keep up the great work in getting the conservation message out there!!!

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A new recording of the last known Rabbs' Fringe Limbed Tree Frog calling!

Keith Hughes, an intern in the Amphibian Conservation Program was able to make a spectacular recording of our Rabbs' Fringe Limbed Tree Frog. This recording includes him 'warming up' to sing. He brought the recording over today to my studio where we mixed it down and edited our background noise, other frog calls, etc ... We were both very happy with how it came out. He is still going strong!

This is a big deal because he has only been heard once or twice before in the 10 years he has been in captivity, and he is believed to be the last Rabbs' Fringe Limbed Tree Frog on earth.

For more frog calls from rare and endangered amphibians, please see: soundcloud.com/amphibian-conservation

Cruziohyla calcarifer, the Splendid Leaf Frog. A beautiful #phyllomedusine from South America. #Cruziohyla #cruziohylacalcarifer #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #amphibianconservation #amphibianconservationprogram #frogsneedourhelp #salamandersneedourhelp #atlantabotanicalgardenconservation #Endangeredspecies

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Some Fantastic Images from Jan Wendler in the Cactus Garden!

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A sundew macking a mosquito in the conservation greenhouse. Thank you, plant!

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog on exhibit at the Garden today. The blue LED lights give the frog an interesting hue #Cruziohyla #cruziohylacraspedopus #Phyllomedusinae #amphibianconservation #amphibianconservationprogram #frogsneedourhelp #salamandersneedourhelp #atlantabotanicalgardenconservation #Endangeredspecies

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Look at that face! Black Throat Monitor, Varanus albigularis ionidesi on display in the new herp building at Zoo Atlanta

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Ambystoma cingulatum, The Frosted Flatwoods Salamander. I shot some photos today of two of the four young salamanders which we collected as larvae from South Georgia in April. They all seem to be doing well! #Ambystoma #Ambystomacingulatum #Ambystomatidae #amphibianconservation #amphibianconservationprogram #frogsneedourhelp #salamandersneedourhelp #atlantabotanicalgardenconservation #Endangeredspecies #salamandersrule

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Ambystoma cingulatum, the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander. Flatwoods Salamanders have declined by 90% throughout their range. Both species are at imminent risk of extinction. Status: Threatened, but seriously needs updating. #Ambystoma #Ambystomacingulatum #Ambystomatidae #amphibianconservation #amphibianconservationprogram #frogsneedourhelp #salamandersneedourhelp #atlantabotanicalgardenconservation #Endangeredspecies

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Phyllobates terribilis, the Golden Poison Frog from Colombia. Being one of the deadliest organisms on the planet, its skin secretions can kill 6-10 adult humans. Despite its lethality, the Golden Poison Frog is imperiled and disappearing throughout its native Colombia. The toxic compounds in the frog's skin cannot save it from the causes of the global amphibian declines such as: habitat loss, acidification, environmental contamination, and emergent infectious disease. Status: Endangered, and declining #frogsneedourhelp #poisonfrog #dartfrog #Phyllobates #phyllobatesterribilis

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Agalychnis annae, the Blue Sided Leaf Frog is one of the most spectacular frog species. Status: Critically Endangered. Wild populations of Agalychnis annae are still in decline. #Agalychnis #agalychnisannae #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #amphibianconservation

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Another great pose from this cute Lemur Leaf Frog. We need to keep this amazing species from further declines.

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Lemur Leaf Frog, Agalychnis lemur Status: Critically Endangered. Wild populations of Lemur Leaf Frog are still declining in Costa Rica and Panama. Our conservation program has been working with this species for over a decade and have donated now than 400 Lemur Frogs to researchers and conservation programs. #leaffrog #agalychnislemur #Agalychnis #Phyllomedusinae

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, Fringed Leaf Frog just out of the water

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Agalychnis callidryas, Red Eye Leaf Frog baby just out of the water

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Our first head-started Gopher Froglet of the season! Our first batch of frogs are being released in south Georgia tonight! Gopher Frog (Lithobates capito) is Georgia's rarest Frog, with only a few known breeding populations left. Our Amphibian Conservation Program, in collaboration with UGA and Zoo Atlanta have been head-starting this species for the past seven years. Every year, we collect eggs and rear the tadpoles in captivity. We then release the recently metamorphosed froglets at a protected ephemeral wetland in South Georgia.

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Can you spot the Pink Belly Side Neck Turtle?

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The Orchid Column: The Cobra

Amazing Cobra Orchid!!



The Orchid Column: The Cobra

The New Issue of FrogLog is here ...

Cochranella granulosa, the Granular Glass Frog from Costa Rica. Glass Frogs (Family : Centrolenidae) had been a focal group of our Amphibian Conservation Program since its inception in the mid-90s. A spectacular assemblage of frogs to work with. Status: Data Deficient #glassfrog #glassfrogs #Centrolenidae #Cochranella

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Fringe-limbed Leaf Frog, Cruziohyla craspedopus

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Agalychnis spurelli, the Gliding Leaf Frog from Costa Rica

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Epipedobates tricolor, the Phantasmal Poison Frog in the Orchid House

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Ranitomeya imitator, Banded Mimic Frog

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As requested, the top 2/3 of my Amazon exhibit at ABG. This houses 4.2 #cruziohylacraspedopus and 0.2 #ranitomeyaimitator It's a vertical display, so Instagram won't allow me to post the whole thing. Every effort has been made to use Amazonian plant material, and its about half way there. I am replacing inaccurate plants as I find suitable ones. The bottom third of the enclosure is a tree hold that holds about an inch of water. It's a false bottom display that is plumbed and can be flushed as often as necessary. If there is interest, I would be happy to post more of my #amphibianexhibitdesigns. I really enjoy making them and seeing happy amphibians as well as happy visitors enjoying the exhibits and animals

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Phyllomedusa tomopterna, the Tiger Leg Monkey Frog

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The beautiful Fringed Leaf Frog, Cruziohyla craspedopus on exhibit in our Amazon display

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Colostethus pratti, the Rocket Frog. An LBJ Poison Frog from Panama

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Cochranella granulosa, the Granular Glass Frog today in the Frog lab

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Agalychnis morletti, the Black Eye Leaf Frog getting ready for the rain chamber

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Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis, the Tiger Stripe Monkey Frog

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Ranitomeya imitator, the Mimic Poison Frog is toxic, but mimics the coloration of an even more toxic Poison Frog. This phenomenon is called Mullerian Mimicry

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Tiger Leg Monkey Frog, Phyllomedusa tomopterna

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Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders, Ambystoma cingulatum getting bigger every day!

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Snot Otter face. Cryptobranchus, the Hellbender

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The Granular Glass Frog, Cochranella granulosa

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Ventral surface of a particularly beautiful Dendrobates auratus on exhibit this morning

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