Harmful frogs found abandon at Colombian Airport

Harmful frogs found abandon at Colombian Airport
Colombian Police found 216 live toxic frogs covered up in a washroom at Bogota Airport, the District’s Environment Authority said on Wednesday. The creatures had been packed inside film canisters. They were meant to be smuggling to Germany to be sold to collectors, the Daily El Espectador revealed. The smugglers may have panicked of being caught and deserted the creatures, according to the daily. The frogs could have been sold for around 400,000 dollars on the black market, according to the environment authority. They are believed to have from Colombia’s Pacific region, and are from three species: the red-banded poison frog, classified as critically endangered; and the harlequin poison frog and Oophaga sylvatica frog, which are threatened by habitat loss.

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