FUN WITH FROGS- GOLDEN POISON DART FROGS!

FUN WITH FROGS- GOLDEN POISON DART FROGS!

Today we’re meeting Goldie the Golden Poison Dart Frog!

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  • I live in a small area of rainforest in South America.
  • I am considered to be the most toxic frog on the planet!
  • Just one frog has enough toxins to kill 10 grown human men.
  • The native people in my rainforest have used my toxin for centuries as poison for their darts! That’s how we poison dart frogs got our name!
  • Due to habitat destruction, I am an endangered species.
  • My bright coloration is called warning coloration. It is an adaptation to ward off predators.
  • Scientists have developed a compound similar to my toxin that is a painkiller used for humans!

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Goldie sure is a cool little frog. These small amphibians are brilliant to see, but from a distance! Haha!

Categories: adventure, amphibians, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, frogs, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “FUN WITH FROGS- GOLDEN POISON DART FROGS!

  1. dangrdafne

    “Just one frog has enough toxins to kill 10 grown human men.” How does it get its toxin into humans? touching it? eating it? something else?

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