IUCN red list status:
Critically Endangered

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Golden Mantella

About the Golden Mantella

The Golden Mantella frog gets its name from the bright golden orange colour of its skin. This bright colouration is to warn any predators that they are toxic and stop them from eating them. Males are typically smaller and slimmer than females. 

This species is one of the world's most threatened amphibians, with its remaining habitat surrounded by active mining for precious jewels such as Sapphire, and therefore highly threatnened with extinction in the next 10 years without action. Thankfully, zoo's maintain a successful breeding population ex-situ, and support the conservation of the remaining wild animals and their habitats through funded projects.

Did you know?

When breeding, this species comes together to breed in shallow rain-filled pools within forest, with small areas, there can be more than 1000 individuals visible at one breeding event!