Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a frog in the pod

Gastrotheca cornuta, the Horned marsupial frog, in the frogPOD at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Gastrotheca cornuta

This critically endangered species was first bred in captivity here at the Garden. One component of the research we do in the Department of Research and Conservation is simply learning how to keep these, and other endangered frog species alive, healthy and breeding.

Gastrotheca cornuta

No two frog species have the exact same care requirements, and the advancements we make here with our conservation collection are shared with institutions and individuals around the world, including the regions where frogs are particularly threatened.