In captivity, with many herp species we have a significantly higher survival rate of offspring reaching sexual maturity than in nature. ... V: As you know the focus of The Vivarium is integrating herps in human culture specifically through captive husbandry. ... were everywhere, hundreds of them, in houses, out of houses, on the ground, in nature, in the desert, in the rainforest. ... They use destroyed habitat, they use marginal habitat, they use floods, they use hurricanes as opportunities toanbsp;...