Animal Facts
Common Name:
Panamanian Golden Frog
Scientific Name:
Atelopus zeteki
  • Often move by walking, not hopping.
  • Males are territorial and may wrestle opponents for breeding rights.
  • Waving their hands and feet are used for communication, not calling.
0.25 oz
1.5 in
Life Span:
12 yrs
Gestation Period:
9 days
Number of Young:
400 eggs
  • Forest
Fun Facts:
  • Considered the most toxic frog in their genus.
  • Rely on toxins in the skin for protection from predators as opposed to fleeing.
  • A few snakes that have developed a resistance to their toxins prey on them.
  • Medical research is being done on potential uses for their toxins.
  • Climate Change
  • Disease
  • Dwindling Population
  • Habitat Loss
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
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This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.