Day 159 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 159 of 365 Thing To Do in Panama. Help Save the Panamanian Golden Frog!

The Panamanian Golden Frog is endemic to Central Panama where it was historically found in the region surrounding El Valle de Anton and Campana National Park. This beautiful yellow and black frog is a dominant environmental and cultural symbol in Panama. In 2010 a law was passed in Panama declaring the Panamanian Golden Frog a national symbol as well as assigning August 14 National golden frog day. This annual event now includes many celebrations around the country, including parades in the streets of El Valle de Anton. The Golden Frog can be seen in the El Valle Zoo and various zoos outside of Panama.

Donations can be made to Smithsonian's Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.

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