Great Big Story’s series “On the Brink” is designed to highlight and bring awareness to creatures we share the planet with and are in dire straits. The Panamanian golden frog’s population is so low that many believe it no longer exists in the wild. This video was shot at Zoo Atlanta with the extremely knowledgeable Lead Keeper of Herpetology, Robert Hill. A grey backdrop was setup and cameras rolled as the frog struck poses, just like a model. It was extremely well-behaved compared to some of the larger animals the camera crew worked with like cheetahs and ocelots. An interesting fact about the Panamanian golden frog is its skin is covered in a potent toxin that has been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Panamanian forest to coat their arrows for hunting.

By, Great Big Story

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