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A Tribute to Toughie, the last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog. Made from footage shot for #RacingExtinction

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Knowing this day would come didn’t make it any easier.

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The last known Rabbs’ Fringe-limbed Tree Frog has passed away in the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s frogPOD, where he has lived since 2008. He was collected as part of the Panamanian frog rescue mission in 2005, set forth by ABG and Zoo Atlanta to save frogs being decimated by chytrid fungus. I had the honor of working with him for almost 7 years, and in that time his sad story of being the very last of his kind had, in a powerfully sad way, made him an ‘ambassador' for amphibian conservation and awareness. Almost 40% of the world’s amphibian populations are documented as in decline, or already extinct. That means that this frog - who my son nicknamed ‘Toughie’ when he was 2 years old - is unfortunately not entirely unique in his situation. There are other species out there, blinking out before we even have a chance to recognize what was happening, let alone reverse it.

Amphibians are disappearing and th…

Adorable young Lemur Leaf Frog

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HARCC Frog Rescue Update including Leslie Phillips!

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Bruce Means' post on the hydrology of Long Leaf Pine Savannas - The habitat of amazing flora and fauna - including Flatwoods Salamanders and Gopher Frogs

Atlanta Amphibian Conservation Update

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The Crowned, or Coronated Tree Frog is a spectacular species from Central America

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Developing Crowned Tree Frog larvae are #ObligateEggFeeders and pictured here is the female depositing unfertilized eggs into the ‘tree hole’ for the tadpoles to eat. My preliminary observations indicate the larvae need both her eggs and her feces to consume in order to develop properly. This behavior demonstrates the lack of other natural sources for nutrition inside of the tree holes that Anotheca use to reproduce. #oophagy #coprophagy


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