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Conservation Victory for One of World's Deadliest Animals

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Conservationists are celebrating the establishment of a new nature reserve in Colombia that provides the first sanctuary for the endangered golden poison frog, an animal that also has the distinction of being possibly the world's deadliest animal.


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Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 8:03 am

Catherine Chalmers (2)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 10:38 am
Cool. This is great news. Well done Columbia!!

tammy B (52)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 10:43 am
thanks for the article

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 10:44 am
Life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 10:59 am
fantastic news thnx

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 11:32 am
Noted! :)

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 11:58 am
Yes, one of the deadliest but that does not disqualify it from being protected! Thanks for this stunning news!

Vicky P (476)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:00 pm
he's deadly, but he's cute :p every animal deserves helping even if it kills

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:14 pm

Lisa N (202)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 2:41 pm
Yay, some postive news! Thanks Cher.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 4:52 pm
Most interesting. Sadly it once again comes down to loss of habitat.

jennifer t (41)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 7:43 pm

Anita R (2)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:26 am
That's why they're golden. It's a warning. Don't touch me! Don't eat me! Just leave me alone and we'll both be OK! But it will help if you don't cut down my home!

Gina M (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 5:43 am
"ONE," of the worlds deadliest animals, NOTHING IS AS DEADLY AS WE "HUMANS"!!!!

. (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:04 am
Frogs are the barometer of how well your wetlands are doing and in retrospect the planet. The swamp's diversity always fascinated me when I was growing up. I always loved frogs and although I've eaten them on occasions I prefer them catcing insects and being part of a healthy food chain. I certainly wouldn't try eating this litte guy though. Surely in that poisonous coating there is a medicinal value inherent in the poison's molecular structure. Without sancturaries such as this one we might never have a chance to find out. Thanks Colombia.

Stephen Hill (633)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:04 am
Thank you Cher for sharing, with pleasure noted

Ruth C (87)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:21 am
All animals have the same right to live!

Marilyn M (145)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:30 am
Noted. Thank you for sharing the good news, Cher.

Kay M (347)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 10:04 am

Carol H (229)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 4:39 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Dianne D (490)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 10:51 pm
all animals have a purpose on earth and all need to be saved from man.
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