Panamanian golden frogs are a bright golden yellow color with some darker spots. There are four Panamanian golden frogs at the Zoo. Two were born in 2005 and arrived here at the Zoo in 2006. The other two were born in 2007 and 2009, respectively and came here in 2013.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Critically endangered. Panamanian golden frogs are under pressure from loss of habitat, over collection and chytridiomycosis. Some scientists suspect that the Panamanian golden frog has been extinct in its natural range since 2006. Seneca Park Zoo is part of a larger conservation effort for these frogs, known as the Species Survival Plan (SSP).
The Panamanian golden frog inhabits mountainous rainforests and streams in the rainforests of Panama.
Very small insects comprise the diet of these frogs.