Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Golden Toad

During every student trip or family vacation to Costa Rica everyone wants to see some wildlife. The wildlife in Costa Rica is not quite like a safari in Africa where you look at enormous size animals in open areas. It turns out that the wildlife in Costa Rica is usually small and has adapted nicely to blend in with the green thickness of the rainforest.

One animal which does not blend in too well is The Golden Toad. This is a toad that people use to come to Costa Rica to see in te 80's. It has since not been seen. It seems as though the toad went exctinct. There are many studies to why the toad has gone extinct and the main conclusion was a disease that wiped out all the toads. Others studies blame it on the disease and global warming. If you want to read an interesting article on these toads you can visit http://www.amcostarica.com/ and read some more about the studies that have been made in the last few years.

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