The Spiny Giant Frog, Eleutherodactylus nortoni, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is found in the montane forests of south-western Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Miles’ Robber Frog, Craugastor milesi, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM. This Honduran endemic was once considered ‘Extinct in the Wild’ as it had not been seen since 1983, and surveys between 1992 and 1998 failed to find it. However, the species was rediscovered in 2008 after a single individual was found at Cusuco National Park, western Honduras.
The joke potential is unlimited here and we realize that but let’s keep it clean people please! For just a few days each year, the male Moor Frog (Rana arvalis) turns blue each spring during breeding season. And this year, we were lucky enough with our timing to have been able to film it all! https://vimeo.com/39330561
Yesssssss today is SNAKE SUNDAY!!! Our featured species for today is the Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps). Green mambas’ can be identified by their flat coffin shaped head, a completely green body and a long thin tail. This snake has an average length of 1.8 meters but may reach up to 2.5 meters. Green Mambas are strictly diurnal (i.e. active during the day).
TGIFF – Thank Goodness it’s FROG FRIDAY! Today we feature the Flat Caco (Cacosternum platys). The Flat Caco is restricted to the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is listed as Least Concern, because, even though its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is a common and adaptable species.
When is an elephant a picky eater? A study of the African elephant finds that, despite its large size and fast-operating digestive system, this mammal does not eat just anything. This megaherbivore selectively chooses species and parts of the woody plants that comprise its diet.