Fascinating footage of the Panamanian Golden Frog from Sir David Attenborough’s final earth series, “Life in Cold Blood.” A BBC story reported this about the footage:
Just after filming was completed in June 2006, the location was overtaken by the chytrid fungus.
Scientists were forced to remove the remaining frogs from the wild and keep them in captivity.
“The whole species is now extinct in Panama – this was one of the last remaining populations. Its final wave was in our programme.”
Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is a major contributor to the decline of amphibian populations around the world, threatening many species with extinction.