The green and black poison dart frog’s vibrant colors warn others that they are toxic and serve as a warning to stay away. The toxic compounds enter the frog’s skin after it consumes its prey, commonly ants. The indigenous Emberá people of Colombia are known for using darts soaked in poison from three specific poison dart frogs in
the genus Phyllobates. Those darts are then used to hunt and kill animals for food.

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Location: Temporarily off exhibit

Arrived at EPZ: 03/07/2009