Golden poison


The golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) [3], also known as the golden frog, golden poison arrow frog, or golden dart frog, is a poison dart frog endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of P. terribilis is rainforests with high rain rates (5m or more per year), altitudes between 100 and 200m, temperatures of at least 26 °C, and relative humidity of 80–90%. 


In the wild, P. terribilis is a social animal living in groups of up to six individuals; however, captive P. terribilis specimens can live in much larger groups. These captive frogs are often considered innocuous due to their small size and bright colors, but wild frogs are lethally toxic.

The golden poison dart frog is considered one of the most toxic animals on Earth. A single specimen measuring two inches (five centimeters) has enough poison to kill ten grown men. Indigenous Emberá people of Colombia have used this substance for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the specie's name.

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