Video: The golden poison dart frog: ‘Like holding a loaded gun’

Video: The golden poison dart frog: ‘Like holding a loaded gun’

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Lucy Cooke, the ‘ avenger’, really loves frogs.

She travels to a remote region of Colombia’s wild west to look for one of the world’s most toxic animals: Phyllobates terribilis, the golden poison frog.

Protecting it from extinction isn’t an easy job – it lives among gold mines, drug runners, guerrillas and local people sceptical of protecting a frog that could kill them.

Can Lucy’s love for this rare orange frog convince them?

This video was first published by The Guardian on 29 Jun 2015.

 

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