Golden frogs are extinct in the wild, but in addition to two Panamanian facilities, about 50 zoos and aquariums in the USA participate in a Species Survival Program led by the Maryland Zoo to help breed and conserve these precious animals. Investigate TV interviews Matt Evans at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute about his work with this species.
Every year on August 14th, Panamanians officially celebrate golden frog day as a symbol of Panama’s incredible biodiversity and cultural diversity. This year we are thrilled to share the original song “La Rana Dorada” by National Geographic explorer Janni Benavides of Jacana Jacana. The song is one of four original scores developed as part of a National Geographic Meridian Grant supporting the Atelopus Survival Initiative.
On you tube https://youtu.be/LwxzgzKa40A