Blog Posts - Amphibians


(Photo: Zoological Society of London)  Salamanders Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest in the world, sometimes growing to 5 foot 9 inches long! I guess when most of us think about Salamanders we think of the cute little orange...
by The Crypto Crew on Oct 20, 2013

Conservation 101: What Does It Mean To Be An Endangered Species?

We’ve heard about the plight of the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, mountain gorilla, snow leopard and other endangered creatures since kindergarten, but how does an animal receive its conservation status?
by on Oct 16, 2013

Skin-Eating Fungus Ravages Fire Salamander Population!

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen- the local fire salamander residents of the Netherlands are being wiped out by a mysterious skin-eating fungus that kills within days of infection…...
by on Sep 8, 2013

10 Weird Animal Defense Mechanisms -- The Animal Video of the Day!!!

Just the sheer awesomeness of nature is displayed here.  And it doesn't hurt that the music sounds like something from the "suit up and get your weapons" from a Rambo movie...
by on Aug 13, 2013

Emilio Garcia's Jumping Brains Are Now Extra Large & Extra Colorful

Wrap your mind around this if you can: Jumping Brains, the delightfully disturbing and virally-spreading neuro-urban merchandising phenomenon conceived by Spanish visual artist Emilio Garcia can now creep you out in a dozen pearlized rainbow colors.
by on Jul 2, 2013

Fighting Oil With Oil Cleaned Gulf Animals After The BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon (also referred to as the BP oil spill) was a disaster in the Gulf of Mexico considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. More than 8,000 birds, sea turtles, and ma...
by on Jun 27, 2013

Designer Leather Zuny Animals Turn Homes Into Artsy Zoos!

The Zuny family of leather home accessories is a menagerie of adorable designer critters, so if you’ve got a favorite animal, chances are that there’s a Zuny for you!
by on Jun 10, 2013


We have reached another milestone of spring. The toad tadpoles conceived in April are beginning to emerge from the pond. The first vanguard is lingering at the edge of the pond. They are absorbing the last bits of their tails, after which they will...

Cheer For Our National Newts & Meet The 13 State Amphibians!

I’ve covered America’s patriotic crustaceans, bats and dinosaurs, but are you aware of the United States’ favorite frogs and toads? I’ve collected the full squishy set of amphibians for you below for today’s history lesson:...
by on May 22, 2013

Product Review – Animal Replica Toys by Safari Ltd

Who wouldn’t want their own lobby gorilla, bedroom bison or office penguin? If you’re looking for some special animal home décor, or the perfect gift for the nature fans in your life, then look no further than the huge range of goodies offere...
by on May 9, 2013

Strange Male Frog that Broods 19 Babies in its Mouth

Imagine giving birth by having numerous babies squirming, kicking, tumbling and otherwise letting you know they are there... in your vocal sac. It makes nine months of normal pregnancy seem like a cakewalk! Even more amazing is the fact that it is on...
by mythu Network News on Apr 10, 2013

Little comfort after a wet and cold start to Spring 2013

It was so good to feel warm sun on my skin this afternoon when I walked in Fryent Country Park in preparation for a Brent School Without Walls LINK visit by three classes next week.The city from Barn HillWhat a contrast to this time last year during...
by wembleymatters on Apr 6, 2013

Top Ten Lost Amphibians, Wanted Alive!

Extinction is a fact of life on this planet, as evidenced by the dinosaurs. Causes can vary from climate change to asteroids. According to a 1998 survey of biologists conducted by New York's American Museum of Natural History, nearly 70 percent be...
by on Mar 26, 2013

Wild moments - from Goa!

Sure to say you would have enjoyed the earlier posts from the wild Goa excursion. If you have missed, check out these posts from the link here. The Pyjama Frog and the Snake: On one of our trails, Ramesh Zarmekar pointed out to something very intere...
by Huchchara Santhe on Mar 3, 2013

Australians Toadally Despise Cane Toad Pests

The residents of New South Wales, Australia are gearing up for wet weather the best way they know how: Galoshes, bug repellent and by gathering up all of the baby cane toads that they can. The recent deluge of wet weather in the area has provided...
by on Feb 25, 2013

croak croak... Croakers

The Croakers A couple of series on the best parts of our Goa excursion! ‘Frogs’ are mostly seen only during the monsoon season and we were at the right time on the fringes of Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa and we got to see some real...
by Huchchara Santhe on Feb 21, 2013

Cool Stuff – The Animal Table from Angry Squirrel Studio

Did you enjoy memorizing all of the periodic elements to pass chemistry in high school? Me neither- But the creative team from Angry Squirrel Studio created a several cute posters that organize the canine, feline and entire Kingdom Animalia famili...
by on Feb 12, 2013

Remote Philippine Island A Biodiversity Hotspot

  A misty mountain range on the Philippine island of Luzon boasts more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians, according to a new catalog of the region’s species. On the entire island, more than 150 reptile and amphibian species exist...
by Texan in the Philippines on Feb 10, 2013

Wild Goa - A trip report

A trip to Goa doesn't only mean beaches, wine and women!!! "Few of the tourists know that one third of Goa is covered with rich forest and that, it is one of the greatest reservoirs of biodiversity in the world." Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary...
by Huchchara Santhe on Feb 3, 2013

Snakes from Goa

Ok, I'm lagging behind with a truckload of pending posts and my apologies for the same, hope to make up for the delay soon. In the last post, I presented some nature frames that I was able to shoot in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife sanctuary, Goa. A...
by Huchchara Santhe on Jan 19, 2013

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