The Disappearance Of The Panamanian Golden Frog

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The Panamanian Golden Frog proves that size does not matter. The diminutive size was countered by potent defense, as the poison in just one of the frogs could kill about a thousand normal mice (Kolbert, 2014). In addition, their presence has transgressed the animal kingdom as it has left a remarkable impact on the town of El Valle de Antón in Panama. The Panamanian Golden Frog has become a cherished symbol synonymous in the area, as it is associated with good luck and fortune (Kolbert, 2014). However, as the presence of these little creatures surpassed their bodies, their population was slowly dwindling. The disappearance was first noticed around the turn of the twenty-first century, just over a decade ago, as it was originally noticed to

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