Thursday, May 12, 2016

Leslie Phillips, Amphibian Keeper in our program with a #Coqui frog that hatched seconds ago. Coquis skip all that tadpole business, and hatch out as tiny tiny frogs, as you can see here. This clutch was laid in a flower pot in the Orchid House, and was detected by one of the botanists. As of this evening, all but one of the eggs has hatched so hopefully tomorrow the last one will have hatched and they can be released in the conservatory where most of the Coqui reside. #Eleutherodactylus #Eleutherodactyluscoqui #DirectDevelopers #DirectDeveloper #DirectDevelopment #FrogAintGotNoTadpole

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