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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.

  • 'Beast, Marty, Alex, Cecile' and 'Primal' Bearded Dragons, Pogona vitticeps
  • 'Ginger' Red Salamander, Pseudotriton ruber One of the most beautiful Atlanta species
  • 'Buddy' Argentine Horned Frog, Ceratophrys ornata
  • 'Juan' Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
  • 'Matilda' Boa constrictor, Boa constrictor This is the day that Zoo Atlanta donated Boas to Critter Camp
  • 'Blblblbla' Jungle Carpet Python, Morelia spilota. She is very sweet and climby.
  • 'Charlie' Giant Musk Turtle, Staurotypus triporcatus. They have, pound for pound, the strongest bite of any turtle species.
  • 'Bubbles' Common Snapper, Chelydra serpentina. In camp, we define the 'facts from fiction' around these notorious beasts.
  • Mata Mata skull Mata Mata, Chelus fimbriatus. Anatomy will be one of the focuses of our science-based Critter Camp
  • 'Patty, Berta, Javi, Bali' and 'Big Boss' Ball Pythons, or Royal Pythons, Python regius are a favorite among campers on Snake Day!
  • 'Rebel' Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina with a camper
  • *Wild Frog Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus in the pond. Critter Campers are taught how to identify native frog species by call.
  • *Wild Snake Baby Water Snake, Nerodia sipedon. Critters found in our campus field surveys will be inspected, recorded & then let go
  • 'Snoopy' Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii. They are one of the largest fresh water turtles in the US.
  • *Wild Salamander Eggs Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum. Campers observe developing amphibian eggs and hatching
  • 'Gorgy' Gargoyle Gecko, Rhacodactylus auricularia is a fascinating species. We have a great diversity of Geckos
  • Lemur Leaf Frog The Lemur Leaf Frog, Agalychnis lemur is a beautiful & critically endangered species the AF has been breeding in captivity for many years.
  • 'Spot' Spotted Salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum are one of the native Atlanta species we will be exploring on Salamander Day
  • 'Juan' Axolotls, Ambystoma mexicanum are one of the favorites in Critter Camp.
  • Splendid Leaf Frog Splendid Leaf Frog, Cruziohyla calcarifer
  • Axolotl Happy Camper found a salamander! (Ambystoma mexicanum)
  • Azureus The 'Azureus' form of Dendrobates tinctorius. Poison Frogs are completely harmless in captivity.
  • Phantasmal Poison Frog The Phantasmal Poison Frog,Epipedobates tricolor from Ecuador is a very small species.
  • 'Soup' Asian Snapper, or Big-head Turtle, Platysternon megacephalum is a critically endangered species
  • Anatomy Oustalet's Chamaeleon skeleton. We have a large collection of skeletal and prepared specimens to learn anatomy from.
  • 'No-Eaty-Bananas' Leopard Geckos, Eublepharis macularius are very personable and handleable
  • Crystal and Anthony Crystal (Critter Camp Founder) and Anthony Mandica checking on the Axolotls
  • Azureus Poison Frog The Azureus morph of Dendrobates tinctorius is one of the most beutiful species of Poison Frogs
  • Tiger-leg Monkey Frog Tiger-leg Monkey Frogs, Phyllomedusa tomopterna are in the family Phyllomedusidae which includes Leaf and Monkey Frogs
  • Golden Poison Frog Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates terribilis from Colombia is dangerous in the wild, but harmless in captivity.
  • Bozon Ranitomeya imitator, the Mimic Poison Frog