5 Interesting Facts About Golden Poison Arrow Frogs

He's a beauty isn't he?

He’s a beauty isn’t he?

The beautiful and very small golden poison arrow frog is one of my favourite amphibians.

Here are 5 interesting facts about them:

  1. They are one of the most poisonous animals in the world. The poison from one frog can kill up to 2 adult elephants.  They aren’t born poisonous, but get it from the food that they eat.
  2. Their poison is used only for self-defense and can only hurt their predators if they pick them up or eat them.
  3. They are brightly coloured because they know that predators will keep away.
  4. Local indigenous hunters used their poison on their darts for hunting.
  5. They only live in the rain-forests of Colombia and are endangered.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any interesting facts that you would like to share about golden poison arrow frogs?

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