The city of Bangkok is a wonderful place to find reptiles and amphibians, or “herps”. Minuscule narrowmouth frogs and blind snakes hide in the gardens while magnificent monitors and pythons roam the canals. If we make it a priority, these amazing animals will thrive alongside us in the city for the foreseeable future.
This website helps you identify the herps you find and learn more about their contribution to our ecosystem.
Use the pictures above or menu keys on the right to identify reptiles and amphibians in Bangkok. Click on the species group you’re interested in and you’ll see photos categorized by appearance.
If you want to read stories about how to find these interesting animals, check out the Herping Adventures page.
Latest “Herping Adventures” posts:
- California Waters: What Can Be RestoredThe valley of the shadow of death Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii) The last chapter of our California journey brought us … Read more
- California Waters: Frogs of the Frozen ReachesMore than an experiment Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (© Gary Nafis) In the 1990s, researchers embarked on an ambitious plan … Read more
- California Waters: Salamanders in the CracksA young Panamint Rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi) At a distance the old mining route unfurls above us like an M.C. Escher … Read more
- California Waters: the Deserts“Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by … Read more
- California Waters: Frogs of the SoCal MountainsAnna’s Hummingbird drinks from the stream near the beginning of our hike Venture off-trail in the deep woods and you might … Read more
- A bit of ManilaAfter the community workshop I described earlier, I got a couple days to herp the area surrounding the farm. It … Read more
Conservation Worth Supporting
Here at Bangkok Herps we support conservation groups that further the interests of people and wildlife together. Some fantastic organizations working to do that are the Creative Conservation Alliance, Surviving Together, Health in Harmony, Batu Puteh Community Ecotourism Co-operative, and Lilok Farm. Check out their websites, support their initiatives, and let us know who else is promoting similar goals. These communities and the wild spaces around them will only prosper if we prioritize their future.
Take your time to explore the site. Happy herping!
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