Friday, February 26, 2010

A great day to see the frogs!

It seems like the frogs in our new 'Frogs of Panama' exhibit are getting used to their new home.  At any given moment today, we could see 8 - 10 frogs of all the kinds living in there. (There are actually 18 frogs in that display!) The Rocket frogs were singing up a storm, especially right after the 11 am misting.

Marsupial frog
Rocket frog
Rain frog

The new display is large and bright, and has a fog 'cloud' which appears several times throughout the day. This display gets a lot of attention!

The Horned marsupial frogs were both out and perched near each other, and at least one of the Crowned tree frogs was in plain view sleeping all day. What I found most exciting were the Rain frogs... there were 2 of them (There are 6 of them in there) out the whole day. These frogs are pretty secretive and it has taken them a few weeks to adjust to their new surroundings. Hopefully, this is a sign that we will be seeing more and more of these beautiful frogs.

For the record, there are 2 Marsupial frogs, 2 Crowned tree frogs, 6 Rain frogs and 8 Rocket frogs living in the exhibit, but most people don't believe us when we tell them that!

Come and see for yourself!