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One of the larger species of Horned Frog, the Brazilian Horned Frog (𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘒𝘡𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘺𝘴 𝘒𝘢𝘳π˜ͺ𝘡𝘒)⁠ ⁠ A beautiful frog that can rival the size of the prehistoric #Beezlebufo or #DevilToad⁠ ⁠ I love those #RoundFrogs - even more when they are grumpy like this boss.⁠ ⁠ #FrogBoss #BossFrog

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This Emperor Newt is one of the last newts your should put in your mouth, and has the grand prestige of being both venomous AND poisonous. What's cooler than that?⁠ ⁠ We will be exploring these toxic beasts and plenty of others in the upcoming #MasterHerpetologist Certificate Program, starting Jan 11. See the Amphibian Foundation website to learn more and register.⁠ ⁠ #EftUp #AmphibiousAF #MasterHerper

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Announcing a new AF educational program for children — The Critter CafΓ©!

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We are excited to introduce theCritter CafΓ©to our educational program line-up this year. Critter CafΓ© is an informal educational experience for young ones (Ages 0-5) and their parents to learn about and experience reptiles and amphibians.

Each month, a brief presentation is followed by lots of supervised handling time with salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes. A different group is explored each month! Handling isn't required, as our goal is to provide a safe learning experience for children and their parents to explore these fascinating animals at their own pace. This program is available for children who are still too young to participate in our other programs likeCritter Camp. This is not a drop-off program, rather an opportunity for parents and children to learn about these animals together. Coffee, tea, and cocoa is provided for the parents.

The Critter CafΓ©´ meets on the last Sunday of each month from 2-4pm at the Amphibian Foundation.

Jan 26,Silly SalamandersFeb 23,

This picture made me laugh, so I thought I would share it in case you could use a chuckle yourself.⁠ ⁠ Typically, this species of #HornedFrog would lead you to believe it's ferocious. Though it's hard to take seriously when it looks Goofy AF.⁠ ⁠ #GoofyAF #AmphibiousAF

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A beautiful pair of young #MarbledSalamanders today.⁠ ⁠ Still a few seats left for the Spring Semester of the #MasterHerpetologist Certificate Program here in Atlanta (starts Jan 11th)⁠ ⁠ Join me and other area experts for a deep dive into the world of reptiles and amphibians.⁠ ⁠

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Here is yesterday's sallie without all the adornments —⁠ ⁠ This lovely Green Salamander, Aneides aeneus is a restricted species in Georgia, but can be relatively easy to find in the right places.⁠ ⁠ #GreenSalamander #AmphibiousAF

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Sharing with you one of the most Christmas-y of the Salamanders, the Green Salamander this holiday.⁠ ⁠ Merry Christmas!!

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Striped Newt Propagation Program Improvements!

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This year, the Amphibian Foundation and partners (Florida Fish and Wildlife, Orianne Society, Detroit Zoo, and others) received a Conservation Wildlife Tag grant to support captive breeding efforts for the imperiled Striped Newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus). The support has gone towards improvements int he captive propagation facilities, and in the establishment of a large Daphnia culturing facility to produce live food for both the adult and larval newts.


Yesterday, we completed the next phase by moving the colony into our Amphibian Lab, a climate controlled facility where temperature and photoperiod can be optimized for the health of the newts.

Luckily, we had a great team to help us with task that involved moving large amounts of water (always fun) as well as a good amount of bleach, and gingerly moving these newts into their new home