FUN WITH FROGS- GOLDEN POISON DART FROGS!
Today we’re meeting Goldie the Golden Poison Dart Frog!
- 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!
Goldie sure is a cool little frog. These small amphibians are brilliant to see, but from a distance! Haha!