Poison Dart Frogs are now on display in the Jaycees Herpetarium at the Greensboro Science Center. On Friday, the exhibit officially opened with Blue Dart Frogs (Dendrobates azureus). They are the first of three species that will call this habitat home.
In about a week, the Blue Dart Frogs will be joined by Golden Dart Frogs (Phyllobates terribilis), one of the most toxic animals on earth. Golden Dart Frogs are endangered in their native range near the Pacific Coast of Columbia, South America. A few weeks later, Yellow and Black Dart Frogs (Dendrobates Leucomelas) will be added to complete this mixed-species exhibit. All three species are native to tropical forests in northern South America.
Amphibians are watched closely around the world as they are so vulnerable to environmental changes with their moist permeable skin. Many factors, from disease to changes in climate, can cause rapid extinctions with some species. With more education in place, stronger efforts in conservation can help the survival with many of these delicate amphibians. Learn more by visiting the Poison Dart Frog Exhibit in the Jaycees Herpetarium daily between 9:00am and 5:00pm.