Sunday, May 15, 2016

The last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog today in the #frogPOD of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Typically, he isn't out in the morning but today I got lucky. He seemed to be enjoying the rain mist coming through our Mist King system This species hasn't been detected in the wild since 2007, and captive collections only consist of this one lone male. His story is extremely sad, and emphasizes the need for conservation programs to help species which are going extinct (amphibians are declining at a rate 4 orders of magnitude greater than natural extinction rates), preserve and restore habitat, as educate people about amphibian declines. You can see him in the recent and powerful documentary @racingextinction part of which was filmed in the frogPOD #Ecnomiohylarabborum #Ecnomiohyla #Toughie #RacingExtinction

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