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Come meet some of Panama’s amazing and endangered frogs at our newest exhibit

June 14, 2017

Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama

As part of the Smithsonian’s program to save frogs from an extinction-causing disease, the Punta Culebra Nature Center offers an exclusive glimpse at some of the amphibians we and our partner institutions are trying to save.

The world’s amphibians are facing unprecedented threats from habitat loss, climate change and a deadly fungal disease. The good news is scientists across the globe are studying these frogs and learning how to keep them alive — and are having considerable success.

One highlight is the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, which has captive breeding programs for numerous Panamanian frogs — including the iconic golden frog, Atelopus zeteki — which are now largely gone from the wild. 

While the PARC project’s amphibian rescue pods are closed to the public (to maintain the frogs’ biosecurity) a number of these species are on display in an amazing exhibition at STRI’s Punta Culebra Nature Center.

The exhibit is open …

Scientists at the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute, National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and numerous partner institutions in Panama and the United States

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