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Temple Interior

Photo taken November 2007. Exhibit on the right houses various Dendrobates and a Bushmaster snake. The other two exhibits to the left hold a beaded lizard and an Aruba Island Rattlesnake.

Temple Interior
okapikpr, 9 Aug 2008
    • okapikpr
      Photo taken November 2007. Exhibit on the right houses various Dendrobates and a Bushmaster snake. The other two exhibits to the left hold a beaded lizard and an Aruba Island Rattlesnake.
    • fkalltheway
      So the dart frogs are in the same exhibit as the bushmaster?
    • okapikpr
      Yes that is correct.
    • fkalltheway
      That's an interesting mix (I'm very interested in mixed-species exhibits). So is(are) the snake(s) kept well fed so they do not snack on frogs, or do bushmasters just not like frogs? I'm not really familiar with the diet of bushmasters. Also, what species of Dendrobates are in there and how many? (I assume a lot since that looks like a big exhibit)
    • FSBlue
      I would believe the Bushmaster's natural instinct of realizing the frogs are poisonous would be enough to keep them from snacking on them. As for the species, off the top of my head

      1.1 Bushmasters
      Blue Poison Dart Frogs
      Green-and-black Poison Dart Frogs
      Yellow-and-blue Poison Dart Frogs

      and I'm pretty sure they had Panamanian Golden Frogs in the exhibit the last time I went, too.
    • okapikpr
      I highly doubt that, its more like the zoo keeps the Bushmasters well fed. Just like sharks in a mixed species tank.
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