The Panamanian golden frog is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but it may be in fact extinct in the wild. The Elmwood Park Zoo is one of a small number of institutions located in both the Republic of Panama and the United States that are committed to preserving these frogs through education, study, fundraising, and breeding captive specimens.
Panamanian golden frogs communicate with rivals and prospective mates by hand waving. This unique attribute is thought to have evolved as a result of their throat calls being drowned out by the noise of the fast moving streams located in their natural habitats.
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Location: Wildlife Lodge
Arrived at EPZ: 10/09/2013