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Gopher Frog Conservation Partners USFWS do an Incredible Job in Their First Season of Head-Starting!

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This year, USFWS joined GA DNR, UGA, Zoo Atlanta and the Amphibian Foundation in a state-wide project to increase population numbers of Georgia's rarest frog — The Gopher Frog. The fish hatchery at Warm Springs, and it's exceptional staff of biologists were excited to use their incredible facilities to rear amphibians. Historically, they have been focused on other aquatic vertebrates (fish) and invertebrates (muscles). The service has done an amazing job this year and we are excited to partner with them on another amphibian conservation project.  With USFWS covering assisted-metamorphosis for the species, the Amphibian Foundation and Zoo Atlanta are developing a program for the captive breeding of the species. The images below were taken by Carlos Echevarria, the Hatchery Manager at Warm Springs.









The beautiful #Koetari form of Dendrobates tinctorius. From a distance, these dark and bold #PoisonFrogs look like black frogs with blue limbs. Up close, you can see the irregular markings beneath the darker tones. This is a truly magnificent and unique for which were are grateful to to have acquired as a donation from Chris Herndon, a supporter of The Amphibian Foundation. #PoisonFrog #Dendrobatidae #Dendrobates# #tinctorius #frog #frogs #FrogsOfInstagram # FrogsOfTheWorld #BlueFrog

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An amazing and generous donation from Alan Grosse of the GA Aquarium

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Our incredible Communications and Cyber Outreach Team

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Amphibians and Climate Change | The Foundation will be at the CRK Climate Conference!

A proud momma! Adult leucistic female #Axolotl or #MexicanWalkingFish with part of her first clutch of eggs. If these eggs develop and hatch, they will be our first f2 #Axolotls in the #HerpetologyLab at the Amphibian Foundation. Admittedly, this isn’t a great picture, but I was able to quickly capture her expression and close proximity to her eggs. The majority of this clutch was scattered around the enclosure, but a few were tucked in this cave where she was lurking. #Ambystoma #Ambystomamexicanum #CaptiveBreeding #HerpLab #HerpetologyLab #AmphibianFoundation

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