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 ruberRed 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 mexicanumAxolotls 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 constrictorThis 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 skullMata Mata turtle skull. Anatomy will be one of the focuses of our science-based Critter Camp
Cochranella granulosaThe 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 babyRed-eared sliders ... we have hatchlings!!
Terrapene carolina'Colory' the Eastern Box Turtle with a camper
Lithobates catesbeianusBullfrog in the pond. Critter Campers are taught how to identify native frog species by call.
Nerodia sipedonBaby 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 maculatumSpotted Salamander developing eggs and algae have a symbiotic relationship
Rhacodactylus auriculariaThe Gargoyle Gecko is a fascinating species. We have a great diversity of Geckos
Agalychnis morlettiBlack Eye Leaf Frog
Agalychnis lemurThe Lemur Leaf Frog is a beautiful and critically endangered species we have been breeding in captivity for many years.
Ambystoma maculatum faceSpotted Salamanders are on of the native Atlanta species we will be exploring on Salamander Day
Ambystoma mexicanumAxolotls are one of the favorites in Critter Camp
Cruziohyla calcariferThe Splendid Leaf Frog
Cochranella granulosaThe Granular Glass Frog
Caretta carettaThe skull of the Green Sea Turtle. We have many cool specimens to work from in Critter Camp!
Ambystoma mexicanumHappy Camper found a salamander!
Dendrobates auratusThe Green and Black Poison Frog
Dendrobates tinctoriusThe 'Azureus' form of Dendrobates tinctorius is one of the most beautiful varieties
Dendrobates tinctoriusThe Cobalt Poison Frog, one of the largest Poison Frog species
Epipedobates anthonyiAnthony's Poison Frog is similar to E. tricolor, but is red with white or baby blue racing stripes
Epipedobates tricolorThe Phantasmal Poison Frog from Ecuador is a small species and like all Poison Frogs, completely harmless in captivity
Eleutherodactylus coquiPuerto 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 coniferusGreen Spiny Toad. Toads are one of our favorite groups of amphibians.
Furcifer oustaleti skeletonOustalet'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 mexicanumCrystal and Anthony Mandica checking on the Axolotls
Sampling for Axolotls with dipnetThe dipnet is an important tool for aquatic field surveys
Phyllobates terribilisMint Golden Poison Frog male calling
Dendrobates tinctoriusThe Azureus morph of Dendrobates tinctorius
Phyllomedusa tomopternaTiger-leg Monkey Frogs are in the sub-family Phyllomedusinae which includes Leaf and Monkey Frogs
Phyllobates terribilisGolden Poison Frog from Colombia is dangerous in the wild, but harmless in captivity.
Ranitomeya imitatorRanitomeya imitator, the Mimic Poison Frog