Blue poison dart frogs are considered one of the most toxic, or poisonous, animals on Earth. The blue poison dart frog is recognized by its distinctive, blue color. Its bright blue skin is nice to look at, but it also serves as a warning; alkaloids in their skin carry a potent toxin that can paralyze or kill potential predators. It’s speculated that blue poison dart frogs develop their toxicity from eating insects that have consumed different poisons from the plants they eat. When blue poison dart frogs are bred in captivity and fed a varied diet, their skin does not become poisonous.

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Arrived at EPZ: 04/22/1999