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.
Outside of Bangkok
Find something in another region of Thailand? I’m now building species pages for EVERY reptile and amphibian species in the country. Check out the following lists to see what species are present here and how to distinguish them from each other.
Latest “Herping Adventures” posts:
If you want to read stories about how to find these interesting animals, check out the Herping Adventures page.
- Giving something back to natureDecember 31 is almost upon us and many conservation organizations are doing their final fundraising push for the year. Some … Read more
- California Waters: What Can Be Restored(originally commissioned for the Living Alongside Wildlife blog) The valley of the shadow of death Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii) The … Read more
- California Waters: Frogs of the Frozen Reaches(originally commissioned for the Living Alongside Wildlife blog) More than an experiment Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (© Gary Nafis) In … Read more
- California Waters: Salamanders in the Cracks(originally commissioned for the Living Alongside Wildlife blog) A young Panamint Rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi) At a distance the old mining … Read more
- California Waters: the Deserts(originally commissioned for the Living Alongside Wildlife blog) “Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of … Read more
- California Waters: Frogs of the SoCal Mountains(originally commissioned for the Living Alongside Wildlife blog) Anna’s Hummingbird drinks from the stream near the beginning of our hike Venture … 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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