Sunday, April 14, 2013

Exhibit Update ...

One of our new exhibit animals (Dendrobates tinctorius azureus) donated by the Georgia Aquarium 
These beautiful frogs are getting used to their new habitat in the Fuqua Conservatory lobby
Weekend visitors looking for frogs after I told them there were 17 frogs and 4 tadpoles in this Costa Rica exhibit. There is a newly metamorphosed Lemur froglet in the center of the image.
There are 11 critically endangered Lemur frogs (Agalychnis lemur) in the Costa Rica exhibit. Two of them (pictured above) are metamorphs, meaning they were recently tadpoles. Lemur frogs sleep under leaves — you can see how they would be impossible to find from the front of the exhibit.

Here is a video of two of our adult Lemur frogs, in amplexus on exhibit. If you watch and listen closely, you can here the male (the one on her back) calling!