o The Frog Blog: Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

Below is a video from National Geographic, showing the wonderful motherly habits of the tiny Strawberry Poison Dart Frog. These tiny frogs transport their young on their back, from the leaf litter to high up in a tree (a climb equivalent to a human climbing the Empire State Building) in order to provide a safe nursery ground for their young. One frog might have to do this six or seven times over a space of two weeks for each of her tadpoles, providing food in the form of her own unfertilised eggs. (Please forgive the annoying narration)

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