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Aquarium Update: Who’s Coming and Who’s Going?

Over the past week, we’ve said hello and good-bye to some of our animals. It’s been bittersweet!

On Monday, lots of new frogs were added to the Frogs! exhibit. We welcomed some gray tree, green tree, green and black poison dart frogs and a southern toad.

Tiny and skittish, green tree frogs use their coloring to camouflage among the trees and leaves to hide from predators.

Green tree frog in our Frogs! exhibit. It's a little camera shy.

 

If you live near a sandy or marshy area, you’ve probably heard the southern toad croaking away at night, which is their most active time. Listen to their call here.  Do you recognize it?

Southern toad.

 

Did you know? Poison dart frogs secrete toxins through their skin, but they only develop it from their diet in the wild. The poison dart frogs at the Aquarium aren’t poisonous at all, thanks to a hearty cricket diet.

A couple of our poison dart frogs.

 

This week, we bid farewell to our Banggai cardinalfish, which began breeding a couple of months ago. They’ll go on to have new adventures at The Georgia Aquarium!

Baby cardinalfish on exhibit.

 

Check back in with us every week for more updates and peeks behind the scenes! In the meantime, stay up to date with us from every corner of the web. You’ll find us happily posting, pinning and tweeting away on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr.

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