Support Amphibians, Turtles, & Reptiles of Nebraska

Your donations can have a huge impact in helping Amphibians, Turtles, and Reptiles of Nebraska fulfill its mission of conserving, studying, and encouraging appreciation of Nebraska's herptofauna.

Your donations allow Professor Dennis Ferraro to:

  • maintain the live animal lab,
  • study Nebraska's herptofauna, particularly those species that are threateneded or endangered, and
  • encourage greater involvement by students and the public in protecting and appreciating frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles.


Donations to benefit the Herpetology Lab can be placed with the University of Nebraska Foundation Account Number 01134620.

No amount is too small.

Thank you in advance for your support.


To learn more about how your gift can benefit Nebraska's herptofauna, e-mail Dennis Ferraro

Dennis Ferraro (center) instructing students about snake anatomy.
Dennis Ferraro pointing out features of a snake's anatomy.

Student holding a toad.
Student holding a toad.

Dennis Ferraro (left) and other UNL personnel treating an ill snake.
Dennis Ferraro (left) with UNL staff performing surgery on a sick snake.

A snake undergoing an MRI
A snake suffering from a cancerous tumor is undergoing an MRI. It is believed that this is the first time an MRI has been used on a snake.