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The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the United States. I had been interested in seeing its herpetological collection ever since I read You Belong in a Zoo by Peter Brazaitis, and in December 2008 I had the opportunity to take a tour. Contact me at before using any of these photographs.

Waxy Monkey Frog
(Phyllomedusa sauvagii )

Crested Toad
(Bufo lemur )

Tomato Frog
(Dyscophus guineti )

A terrarium for waxy monkey frogs (Phyllomedusa sauvagii)

Chinese Gliding Tree Frog
(Polypedates dennysi)

Terrarium for Chinese gliding tree frogs (P. dennysi)

Terrarium for Anderson's newt
(Echinotriton andersoni )

(Necturus maculosus )

Suriname Horned Frog
(Ceratophrys cornuta )

Terrariums for Kihansi Spray Toads (N. asperginis)

Terrarium for poison dart frogs (Dendrobates species)

Larvae of Anderson's newt (Echinotriton andersoni)

Beautiful Mantella
(Mantella pulchra )

Reinwardt's Flying Frog
(Rhacophorus reinwardtii)

Colorado River Toad
(Bufo alvarius )

Radiated Tortoise
(Astrochelys radiata )

Juvenile Galapagos Giant Tortoise (G. n. microphyes)

Juvenile Galapagos Giant Tortoise (G. n. microphyes)

Freddy the Fly River Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

Housing for Indian Black Pond Turtles (Geoclemys hamiltoni)

Snake-necked Turtles (Chelodina species)

False Gharial
(Tomistoma schlegelii)

(Sauromalus ater)

Housing for various juvenile monitor lizards

Green Tree Monitor
(Varanus prasinus)

Merten's Water Monitor
(Varanus mertensi )

Papua Legless Lizard
(Lialis jicari)

Papua Legless Lizard
(Lialis jicari)

Reticulated Python
(Python reticulatus)

Boelen's Python
(Morelia boeleni )

Beautiful Pitviper
(Trimeresurus venustus)

Egyptian Cobra
(Naja haje)

King Cobra
(Ophiophagus hannah)

Aruba Island Rattlesnake
(Crotalus durissus unicolor)