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The Amphibian Foundation

is where the Conservation, Captive Breeding and Educational Collections live. There are about 225 live amphibians and reptiles at The Amphibian Foundation, which is a licensed facility with both state (GA DNR) and federal (USFWS) governments.

  • Varanus exanthematicus 'Rex' with 'Anthony' (Rex is the lizard) .. He is very nice and likes to be social
  • Pogona vitticeps 'Blinky' front, and 'Marty' back are two of our stars. Campers start each day with feeding them and others
  • Pseudotriton ruber Red Salamanders are one of the most beautiful Atlanta species
  • Ceratophrys ornata 'Merve' is an Argentine Horned Frog. Here he is on high-speed video for feeding research
  • Ambystoma mexicanum Axolotls are one of our favorite species. We have multiple generations of them at Neotenic Zoo.
  • Chamaeleo calyptratus 'Phoebe' is one of our Veiled Chameleons. It's really fun to watch them eat.
  • Boa constrictor This is the day that Zoo Atlanta donated 'Danger Noodle' to Critter Camp
  • Lepidobatrachus asper 'Bitey' is a Dwarf Budgetts Frog or Hippo Frog. This little frog would like nothing more than to bite you.
  • Morelia spilota 'Blblblbl' is our Jungle Carpet Python. She is very sweet and climby
  • Staurotypus triporcatus 'Charlie' is a Giant Musk Turtle. They have, pound for pound, the strongest bite of any turtle species.
  • Ceratophrys ornata 'Lola' is one of our Argentine Horned Frogs. She is the 'apricot' albino morph.
  • Chelydra serpentina 'Bubbles' is a Common Snapper. We show children the 'fact from fiction' around these notorious beasts.
  • Varanus exanthematicus 'Rex' is one of the stars of Critter Camp. He is a Savannah Monitor
  • Chelus fimbriatus skull Mata Mata turtle skull. Anatomy will be one of the focuses of our science-based Critter Camp
  • Cochranella granulosa The Granular Glass Frog looks like Kermit!
  • Python regius 'Patty, Berta and Javi' Ball Pythons, or Royal Pythons are a favorite among campers on Snake Day!
  • Trachemys scripta and baby Red-eared sliders ... we have hatchlings!!
  • Terrapene carolina 'Colory' the Eastern Box Turtle with a camper
  • Lithobates catesbeianus Bullfrog in the pond. Critter Campers are taught how to identify native frog species by call.
  • Nerodia sipedon Baby Water Snake. Any critters found in our campus field surveys will be inspected, recorded and then let go
  • Macrochelys temmincki 'Snoop' is our Alligator Snapping Turtle. They are one of the largest fresh water turtles in the US.
  • Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander developing eggs and algae have a symbiotic relationship
  • Rhacodactylus auricularia The Gargoyle Gecko is a fascinating species. We have a great diversity of Geckos
  • Agalychnis morletti Black Eye Leaf Frog
  • Agalychnis lemur The Lemur Leaf Frog is a beautiful and critically endangered species we have been breeding in captivity for many years.
  • Ambystoma maculatum face Spotted Salamanders are on of the native Atlanta species we will be exploring on Salamander Day
  • Ambystoma mexicanum Axolotls are one of the favorites in Critter Camp
  • Cruziohyla calcarifer The Splendid Leaf Frog
  • Cochranella granulosa The Granular Glass Frog
  • Caretta caretta The skull of the Green Sea Turtle. We have many cool specimens to work from in Critter Camp!
  • Ambystoma mexicanum Happy Camper found a salamander!
  • Dendrobates auratus The Green and Black Poison Frog
  • Dendrobates tinctorius The 'Azureus' form of Dendrobates tinctorius is one of the most beautiful varieties
  • Dendrobates tinctorius The Cobalt Poison Frog, one of the largest Poison Frog species
  • Epipedobates anthonyi Anthony's Poison Frog is similar to E. tricolor, but is red with white or baby blue racing stripes
  • Epipedobates tricolor The Phantasmal Poison Frog from Ecuador is a small species and like all Poison Frogs, completely harmless in captivity
  • Eleutherodactylus coqui Puerto Rican Coqui Frogs are very cute, and loud! Their calls sound like co-QUI!
  • Platysternon megacephalum 'Soup' the Asian Snapper, or Big-head Turtle is a critically endangered species
  • Incilius coniferus Green Spiny Toad. Toads are one of our favorite groups of amphibians.
  • Furcifer oustaleti skeleton Oustalet's Chamaeleon skeleton. We have a large collection of skeletal and prepared specimens to learn anatomy from
  • Eublepharis macularius 'No-Eaty-Bananas' is one of our Leopard Geckos, which are very personable and handleable
  • Ambystoma mexicanum Crystal and Anthony Mandica checking on the Axolotls
  • Sampling for Axolotls with dipnet The dipnet is an important tool for aquatic field surveys
  • Phyllobates terribilis Mint Golden Poison Frog male calling
  • Dendrobates tinctorius The Azureus morph of Dendrobates tinctorius
  • Phyllomedusa tomopterna Tiger-leg Monkey Frogs are in the sub-family Phyllomedusinae which includes Leaf and Monkey Frogs
  • Phyllobates terribilis Golden Poison Frog from Colombia is dangerous in the wild, but harmless in captivity.
  • Ranitomeya imitator Ranitomeya imitator, the Mimic Poison Frog