Posts

Showing posts from December, 2015

The Crowned Tree Frog, Anotheca spinosa from #Panama today in the #frogPOD This beautiful frog is the grand baby (f2) of frogs rescued in central Panama in 2005 from the emergent infectious disease - chytridiomycosis #chytrid #ChytridFungus #AmphibianConservation #FrogsofPanama #frogsofinstagram

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mn2J6t

Incredibly cute White-spotted Glass Frog, Sachatamia albomaculata from #Panama #Sachatamiaalbomaculata #Sachatamia #Centrolenidae #GlassFrog

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mjF46V

Beautiful sleeping Gliding Leaf Frog, Agalychnis spurelli in the #frogLAB ... The recent Attenborough documentary, #FabulousFrogs shows spectacular high-speed video of this species gliding from one tree to the next. We are lucky to be able to work with this species thanks to our collaboration with the #Vivarium at the Manchester Museum.

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1MG4ksN

Granular #GlassFrog on exhibit this morning. Couldn't resist taking this shot. I cropped out the bottom half because he was pooping. #Cochranellagranulosa #Cochranella #Centrolenidae #amphibiansofinstagram #

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1R2LIJV

Dendrobates auratus, the Green and Black Poison Frog on display in our Frogs of Costa Rica exhibit. It's taken over a year, but these frogs have become much bolder and at any given time one can generally see a few if these beautiful frogs in the understory of the enclosure. #shyfrog #Dendrobatidae #PoisonFrog #AmphibianExhibit

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1OeCJV0

Red- eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis callidryas. The purple lateral flash colors indicate this frog is from the La Selva region of Costa Rica. Such a beautiful variety of Red Eye! #LeafFrog #Phyllomedusinae #Froglet #frogLAB #captivebred

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1m9VRt2

The last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum was out yesterday, so I snapped this #noflash picture. This frog was featured recently in the documentary #RacingExtinction and an incredible image of him, taken by @joelsartore was protected on the side of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican a few weeks ago. Many times, when we check in him he is hiding so I try and post updates when he is out like today. #Rabbs' #Ecnomiohylarabborum #Endling #frogPOD #AmphibianConservation

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1QYJfQu

Fringed Leaf Froglet, Cruziohyla craspedopus less than a minute out of the water! #Cruziohyla #Cruziohylacraspedopus #LeafFrog #Phyllomedusinae #CaptiveAssuranceColony #captivebred #babyfrog

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mBb1aB

The Granular Glass Frog, Cochranella granulosa on exhibit this afternoon. #GlassFrog #Centrolenidae #Cochranellagranulosa #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianExhibit #FuquaConservatory

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1IoBpOS

North American Salamander Conservation and Management Course!!

Image
The Biology, Management and Conservation of North American Salamanders
— A training course
Location:The course will be held in joint venues at Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dates:April 11th – 15th, 2016 Amphibian Ark, Atlanta Botanical Garden and Zoo Atlanta are pleased to announce the Biology, Management and Conservation of North American Salamanders training course. The planned course will consist of five days of intensive training, including lectures, hands-on practical exercises, and fieldwork. Topics covered during the course will include: salamander biology, conservation and management; enclosure design and construction; captive breeding techniques; biosecurity and disease control; monitoring and surveys of wild and captive populations; education and scientific engagement. Globally recognized amphibian biologists, veterinarians, and conservationists will comprise course’s faculty. Course is limited to 20 students. For further information plea…

A great visit! @lauraturnerseydel , Suzzanne Burnes from Captain Planet and @joelsartore with his son Cole came to #atlantabg to shoot pictures for the #PhotoArk and discuss amphibian conservation at the #frogPOD

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1OHaZom

Happy Holidays from the Amphibian Conservation Program @ the Garden!

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1UBuTpv

200 Year Old Giant Salamander Found in Cave in China!

Image

#Bijagual Red-eyed Leaf Frog, #Agalychnis callidryas climbing the aerial roots of a Cissus plant in the #Conservatory.

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1TOCsIn

Blue-sided Leaf Frog, Agalychnis annae even has blue outlines on its eyes!! #BlueEyes #Agalychnisannae #Agalychnis #Phyllomedusinae #LeafFrog

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1RldjHx

Last Known Frog of its Species Projcted Onto Vatican Church, by Tex Dworkin on Care2.com

Image
To coincide with the final days of the climate negotiations in Paris, the Vatican has permitted St. Peter’s Basilica to be turned into a huge backdrop for aconservation-themed art installation, with huge images of various species being projected on to the building, including mammals, fish, insects and amphibians. One of the projected amphibians is believed to have dwindled down to a population of one—and the sole survivor lives in Atlanta, Ga. For Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home, National Geographic photographers had their work projected onto the walls of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Renaissance church located within Vatican City, along with selections fromJoel Sartore’s Photo Ark, a project supported by the National Geographic Society that aims to bring attention to the plight of animals at the hands of human beings. An extension of the riveting filmRacing Extinction, giant images of variouscreatures covered the walls of St. Peter’s Basilicafor three hours last Tuesday in an eff…

#Pseudotriton ruber. The most beautiful Red Salamander I have ever seen right in my backyard #MAAMP #metroamphibian #UrbanAmphibians #Plethodontidae

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1miZ6y2

A brand new Blue-sided Leaf Frog, Agalychnis annae. This is a froglet of a critically endangered species of #LeafFrog #Agalychnisannae #Agalychnis ##Phyllomedusinae #CriticallyEndangered #CaptiveAssuranceColonies #captivebred

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Nn62AO

Cochranella granulosa, the Granulated Glass Frog in exhibit in our Costs Rica display.

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Y6hpCj

Nocturnal coloration of the critically endangered Blue-sided Leaf Frog, Agalychnis annae.

Image
Most Leaf Frogs turn darker shades in the evening, and A. annae is no exception. Still gorgeous. #Agalychnis #Agalychnisannae #Phyllomedusinae #LeafFrog #CriticallyEndangered #AmphibianConservation #CaptiveAssuranceColonies

Our Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog's image and call projected at the Vatican yesterday as part of the Extraordinary Jubille of Mercy

Vatican projects huge images of wild animals on to St Peter's Basilica to highlight conservation issues. http://bbc.in/1YXa2PQ
Posted by BBC News on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Here is a clip from St Peter's Basilica at the‪#‎Vatican‬yesterday ... 'St Frank' has always been my favorite with his passion for animals. I think it is a bold and courageous move for Pope Francis to not only allow the powerful images of these endangered animals to be displayed but also to include this event as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ... over a million people were there. This clip contains a picture of the last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, which resides here at Atlanta Botanical Garden (‪#‎atlantabg‬) and includes the call I was able to record of him last December. The first time the species was ever recorded. His story is so sad, potentially being the last of his species, but his story is getting out there and strengthening the conservation message of what amphib…

Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog projected on St. Peter's Basilica at the #Vatican today for a global statement for the awareness of endangered species. (Image by @joelsartore ) The last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum, which resides in the #frogPOD here at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and images of many other endangered species from around the world were projected on the face of St Peter's Basilica today. The call of this frog, such was recorded in the frogPOD was played while his image was displayed to 1.5 million people below. #Ecnomiohylarabborum #Ecnomiohyla #EndangeredSpecies #Endling #RacingExtinction #ProjectingChange

Image

#GlassFrogDay The White-spotted Glass Frog, Sachatamia albomaculata from #Panama today in the #frogPOD #Sachatamia #Sachatamiaalbomaculata #Centrolenidae #frogPOD #frogsofinstagram #FrogsofPanama

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1TVNZ9D

#GlassFrogDay The Granular Glass Frog today in the #frogLAB. #Cochranellagranulosa #Cochranella #Centrolenidae #CaptiveAssuranceColonies #captivebred

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1SKNRIX

#GlassFrogDay Panamanian Slope-snouted Glass Frog, Cochranella euknemos. Gorgeous jade blue color! #Cochranellaeuknemos #Cochranella #GlassFrog #frogPOD

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1YVtoF2

The Eyelash Marsupial Frog, Gastrotheca cornuta from #Panama ... This is one of the original founder males, collected as an adult 10 years ago. He still calls after dark and it sounds quite impressive. #MarsupialFrog #Gastrotheca #Gastrothecacornuta #Hemiphractidae #frogPOD #frogsofinstagram #frogsofinstagram

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1LXvuuO

Recently metamorphosed Crowned Tree Frog, Anotheca spinosa from #Panama ... We have lots of baby Anotheca coming out of the water right now, and they are so adorable at that age! #Anothecaspinosa #Anotheca #CaptiveAssuranceColonies #CaptiveAssuranceColony #captivebred #CaptiveBreeding #frogPOD

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1XU8QKJ

Panama's Crowned Tree Frog, Anotheca spinosa in the #frogPOD ... Crowned Tree Frogs are tree hole breeders, and the developing larvae will only eat eggs from mom ... and her poop! A study performed here in the frogPOD suggests that the Crowned Tree Frog tadpoles need access to infertile eggs as well as excrement in order to develop properly and metamorphose. #Anothecaspinosa #Anotheca #EggFeeders #Oophagy #PoopEater #Coprophagy #Turdophagy

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1R3r1hY

Juvenile Cochranella granulosa, the Granular Glass Frog in the #frogLAB #Cochranella #Cochranellagranulosa #Centrolenidae #CaptiveAssuranceColonies #captivebred

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1OFYFJk

Slimy Salamander, Plethodon glutinosus at Cascade Springs. Possibly the largest glute I have ever seen. Slimys are relatively common in the metro Atlanta region, and aren't restricted to wetlands as most amphibians are. Slimy Salamanders lay their eggs terrestrially , and once they hatch they only tension larvae for a day or two before metamorphosis. #MAAMP #Plethodon #Plethodonglutinosis #Plethodontidae #Lungless #LunglessSalamander #UrbanAmphibians #SlimySalamander

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1jES9FG

A screen grab of our #frogPOD from the premiere of #RacingExtinction ! The photographer was on top of a ladder which was on top of a car for this shot! These are the backs of the heads of me, @joelsartore and Louie Psihoyos as we walk into the pod to film a segment for the documentary. The frogPOD holds a very rare collection of frogs from Central Panama, which were collected in 2005 ahead of the chytridiomycosis outbreak which killed 85% of the amphibians from that region. #FrogsofPanama #EndangeredSpecies #Endling #endextinction

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1SCCLFT

A still from last night's premiere of #RacingExtinction . There wasn't much attention paid to the #GlobalAmphibianDeclines (there are more endangered amphibians than mammals and birds combined) but part of the documentary was filmed in the #frogPOD here at the Garden. The documentary sheds light on the extinction crisis, particularly of the ocean wildlife. Images by @joelsartore were shown of Lemur Leaf Frogs in amplexus and an Eyelash Marsupial Frog, but the Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog was particularly highlighted because he is believed to be the very last if his kind. In this picture, I was trying to gently raise his head so he could look proud for his film debut. #Ecnomiohylarabborum #Ecnomiohyla #EndangeredSpecies

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1lzW87G

Spotted Salamander larvae may be the first photosythetic vertebrate!

Another recent shot of the last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog in anticipation of tonight's premiere of #RacingExtinction #Ecnomiohyla #Ecnomiohylarabborum #EndangeredSpecies #Endling

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1OGP17r

The last remaining Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum yesterday in the #frogPOD This frog was collected as part of a rescue mission in Panama in 2005. Since that time, wild populations have crashed (primarily due to #chytridiomycosis) and the small captive group has winnowed down to this one lone male frog. His conservation message has been told in @natgeo (July 2013 issue) and in the Huffington Post in October 2014, thanks to @leilanimunter Tomorrow he will be featured in the world premiere of the documentary #RacingExtinction

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/21twdiM

Critically endangered Lemur Leaf Frog, Agalychnis lemur in the #frogPOD ... Lemur Leaf Frogs are declining throughout their range in Panama and Costa Rica. The emergent infectious disease - #chytridiomycosis (#chytrid ) is responsible for much of their decrease in numbers. We have produced hundreds of Agalychnis lemur in the frogPOD and have donated most of them to various educational and research institutions throughout the US. A history making documentary premieres tomorrow on Discovery exploring the global extinction crisis. The documentary, titled #RacingExtinction will air at 9pm EST. #Agalychnislemur #Agalychnis #LeafFrog #AmphibianConservation #abgacp

Image
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1OuTLi9