Basiliscus plumifrons

Despite dedicated search efforts, many visitors did not manage to spot him, hidden in the middle of the garden's tropical jungle: the plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons).  The tropical greenhouse, in which he lived during the last years, offerd a perfectly suited humid and extremely plant-rich environment, akin to its natural habitat in the forests of Central America. 

Typically, he only revealed himself when fed (for instance, mealworms), and even then, only occasionally. Due to the renovations of the tropical greenhouse, our friend with his long, elegant black tail (that comprises 2/3 of his body) had to be relocated from its tropical villa into a slightly smaller apartment. Sadly, it is not possible to pay him a visit during this time. 

Eleutherodactylus johnstonei

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Eleutherodactylus johnstonei in the tropical greenhouse

Outdoor birds

Birds in the Tropical Greenhouse