Poison Dart Frog

Poison dart frogs are small frogs that are native to Central and South America. A toxic substance is secreted from their skin. That substance has been used by native people to tip their blow darts with to help take down animals they hunt. The substance actually comes from other things the frogs eat, not the frogs themselves.

This video about poison dart frogs was uploaded to YouTube on November 20, 2006 by the Oregon Zoo. It's a short, but very informative video. Follow the link to see more videos from the Oregon Zoo.

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  1. I didn't realize that they were so tiny. They are odd but pretty frogs.

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  2. I didn't know that it came from stuff they ate, interesting :O)

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  3. frogs and toads are my favourite creatures...well actually I like most creatures but I think it is amazing how these frogs have used there staple diets to protect themselves!!

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