The Monteverde Frog Pond is run by a team of biologists, naturalist guides, and conservationists. Their mission is to enable everyone to appreciate the beauty of amphibians and provide information about the significant role they play in the natural world.
- Students take a guided tour of the Monteverde Frog Pond and learn how natural habitats are simulated in order to preserve the various endangered frog and toad species.
- Students view over 20 species of frogs up close and even get a chance to hold them. They will see the famous Red Eye Tree Frog and Poison Arrow Frog and learn why these bright animals have adapted in different ways to their corresponding habitats.
Did you know?
- The poison arrow frogs are only about a half inch in length and their bright colors warn other animals that the frogs should not be eaten. Their skin secretes poison and can be deadly if eaten.
- Toads and frogs, and other amphibians are experiencing decline throughout the world. Researchers are still far from finding a definitive answer as to why they are disappearing, but can attribute part of the decline to habitat destruction.
- The Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio) is sometimes called the “blue jean frog” because it has a bright red or orange body with blue legs.