Panamanian golden frogs are a bright golden yellow color with some darker spots. There are two Panamanian golden frogs, born in 2005, at the Zoo. They arrived here at the Zoo in 2006 and can be seen crawling around their habitat or climbing the glass.
Status in the Wild
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 the wild since 2006. The 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.