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  • Baby bearded dragons
    Repticon returns to Timonium
    For the past few years, if it is Memorial Day weekend, it is time for Repticon. This reptile expo offered an assortment of pets: fuzzy tarantulas, slippery frogs and slithering snakes on display and for sale.Unfortunately for reptile enthusiasts,...
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    ‘Dancing Frogs’ discovered in troubled habitat in India
    Scientists have recently introduced to the public fourteen new species of ‘dancing frogs’ they have been tracking in Western Ghats, a lush jungle mountain range in southern India.Indian biologists say they found the tiny acrobatic...
  • Amphibians
    Learn about living a double life: amphibians at Mill Mountain Discovery Center
    It sounds like a mini-series title, "Living a Double Life", but that's actually what the word "amphibian" means; it comes from the Greek root words "amphi", meaning both or double, and "bios", meaning...
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    Natural Bridge will host herpetology weekend on May 11-12
    Natural Bridge State Resort Park, near Slade, will host the 21st Annual Herpetology Weekend on Friday, May 11 through Saturday, May 12, 2012.What kid would not want to explore and learn more about the creatures that slither along the ground? This...
  • Free admission Georgia Aquarium family fun March 10 4th Annual Princess Day
    Free admission Georgia Aquarium family fun March 10 4th Annual Princess Day
    Hear ye, hear ye. Come one, come all, Georgia Aquarium is honoring all youngroyalty to, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors,frog conservation and survival. Which opened January 12, 2012,by offering free admission, in the name of Princess Day.Kids under 12...
  • 'Extinct' frog discovered alive in Israel
    'Extinct' frog discovered alive in Israel
    It began as a routine November day for Yoram Malka, a warden for Israel's Nature and Parks Authority as he left his office to monitor birds in the Hula Nature Reserve located within the Hula Valley. But before the sun set, scientists and...
  • Beetle larvae dance to lure and devour amphibians
    Beetle larvae 'dance' to devour amphibians
    Carnivore-eating larvae trap amphibians with their siren-like movements.It opens and closes its jaws to woo its prey, moves its antennae seductively, and executes a series of movements that results in a fierce attachment to its victim’s body...
  • Good news for rare Arizona frog
    Good news for rare Arizona frog
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a plan this week to increase the critical habitat for the rare Chiricahua leopard frog (Rana chiricahuensis) to 11,467 acres within Arizona and New Mexico. The new area adds 331 acres in New...
  • Oregon spotted frog
    Save the Frogs Day in the Pacific Northwest
    Friday, April 29th is the third annual Save the Frogs Day.Rochelle Owen, Secretary of the Board of Save the Frogs organization, resides south of Seattle and she released this statement in recognition of the important message of the day:&ldquo...
  • Tree frog
    Local amphibians are affected by the cold spring weather
    It seems that this spring even Seattle’s weather forecasters are complaining about the endless rain and cold. Of course, this wet, chilly spring is inconvenient, but it has farther reaching effects than just ruining your weekend plans;...
  • Wanted Alive: worldwide hunt for frogs and other amphibians
    Wanted Alive: worldwide hunt for frogs and other amphibians
    Conservation International and the IUCI Amphibian Specialist Group have put out an “all points bulletin” for dozens of (possibly) extinct toads, frogs and salamanders. The list, includes the Costan Rican golden toad (pictured here),...
  • Toad on the Missouri River, North Dakota
    Toadwatch protects toads from premature flattening
    Earlier this week my daughter and I discovered a maggot-filled, leathery pouch of a dead toad in our driveway. This article struck home..... A similar endeavor takes place annually to help small mouth salamanders near the Wakarusa Wetlands,...
  • Baby Jack the Leopard Gecko
    Wasatch Reptile Expo comes to Salt Lake with reptiles, amphibians, & arthropods
    Jack, the leopard gecko, prowls around his terrarium like a cat. He even arches his back when he's pet. He's one loved lizard. And he was obtained from Canyon Reptiles at last year's Wasatch Reptile Expo. This year's Wasatch...
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    Mac the Pac-Man Frog
    Mac is a small adult male Argentine Horned Frog, also known as a "Pac-Man Frog." He is currently staying at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in San Mateo where he is seeking a loving forever home. He loves to eat. He will eat...
  • Wood Frog
    University of Alabama first in Biogeography
    Leslie J. Rissler (Associate Professor - Biological Sciences and Curator of Herpetology at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa) received a four year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue a project entitled "The...