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I took a trip to the zoo today with my family and came back with a few pictures. These are the ones that are reptile or amphibian related. I will apologize in advance. All I had to take the pictures was my phone camera.
 

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Here's some more.
 

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I agree! There were a few tanks that were mixed but it was usually terrestrial darts with an arboreal lizard or snake. Never anything that could hybridize though. In the phelsuma tank, there was supposed to be Mantella laevigata. I couldn't find them, which is a bummer because I really wanted to see a Mantella in person.

The mints were so cool to see in person. I didn't really think I would like them because I thought they were longer, but the ones in this exhibit looked like little fat golf balls.

I was also surprised to see Atelopus zetekii, there. I didn't know I could see this amazing species so close to home.

In another area, they had enclosures of Texas blind salamanders and Mississippi gopher frog/toad (separate of course). They are part of a breeding effort to try to save these endangered species.
 

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Great pics. I took a trip there about 10-12 years ago when I was in NO for my cousin's graduation from Tulane. It was the first time I saw auratus in person, I was super excited to say the least. Glad to see that they still have a pretty good herp collection. Thanks for sharing!
 

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gotta love the sonorans!! amazing animals. ive always wanted a couple, but the LARGE feeders needed made me shy away.



looks similar to the one sitting 2 ft from my bed right now ;)

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Those eyelash vipers are awesome!!

I was at Sea World the other day... Was surprised they had an amiphibian exhibit. Had things mostly seperated in the tanks except.... all the darts were in the same enclosure... They tincs, auratus, and another species I couldnt tell well it was exactly... small thumb nail species. The glass was foggy so it was hard to tell...
 

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I may be able to recognize them if you have specific descriptions or pictures. I knew some of them, but I don't have a list offhand of plants I remembered.
 

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Yep Shawn. He is a member. I wonder if they've had any success with the Atelopus or if they even have any females. The tank they were in was huge and looked very well planted/set up.
 
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