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  • English name
    Golden Poison Frog
  • ClassificationAnura, Dendrobatidae
  • Scientific namePhyllobates terribilis

Golden Poison Frog
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The Golden Poison Frog is the most poisonous animal in the world. Unfortunately, they are on the brink of extinction because tropical rainforests are disappearing.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Total length: 5cm

(Source: 300 Frogs A Visual Reference to Frogs and Toads from Around the World NEKO PUBLISHING)

Where they live

They live in only certain parts of Colombia's tropical rainforest.

What they eat

Golden Poison Frogs like to eat ants, flies, and crickets.

What they are like

The Golden Poison Frog's natural enemy is a genus of snakes called the Leimadophis Epinephelus. These snakes are unaffected by the lethal poison of the Golden Poison Frog.

Find out more about the Golden Poison Frog!

World's most lethal poison in a body only 5-cm long!
The Golden Poison Frog is said to be the most poisonous animal in the world. Its tiny 5-cm body stores enough poison to take the lives of 10 or more humans. The indigenous people soak the tips of their arrows in the frog's poison to hunt for monkeys and other animals. Unbelievable as it may seem, this poison is being researched for its potential use in making medicine.

Endangered due to disappearing tropical rainforests...
In many ways, humans have benefited from the Golden Poison Frog. Yet today, the wild frogs are in danger of extinction. They live in only certain parts of tropical rainforests that are disappearing as deforestation and farm land development continues in various parts of the world.

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