Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Ranitomeya tolimense

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Golden-headed Poison Frog, Ranitomeya tolimense.

Image: Alonso Quevedo, Fundacion Proaves [larger view].

The South American country, Colombia, is home to more threatened amphibian species than any other country on earth. In a bid to protect some of them, such as the Golden-headed Poison Frog, Ranitomeya tolimense, conservation groups recently purchased some undisturbed forest and created the Ranita Dorada Amphibian Reserve.