In the Amazon
Found only in a small plot of rainforest on the Pacific coast of Colombia, this species is facing habitat loss due to the use of land for illegal crop planting, logging and mining activities. Though the population in its tiny range remains relatively abundant, it is at risk due to widespread destruction of the forest. Pollution resulting from pesticide spraying of illegal crops renders them particularly vulnerable.
We have successfully bred the golden poison frog at the Singapore Zoo, a first-time feat for us. We maintain a pool of genetically-diverse animals in our collection, that may become part of future conservation efforts.