The Granaria — Frog and Toad Museum

Sun, Oct 17, 2010

General, International, Vocational

The Granaria — Frog and Toad Museum

In Santa Elena, Costa Rica, there is a terrific live museum showcasing Central American species of toads and frogs. The Granaria also serves as a center for the study of these creatures; in their on-site laboratory, natural animal toxins are studied and prepared for use locally as a low-cost alternative to synthetic anestheisia drugs.

Our guide, Walter, is a biology student from Guanacaste. He imparted not only his broad knowledge of frogs and toads, but also a great deal of enthusiasm for biology studies, and for the constant wonder of these creatures. We loved his talk!

This green guy has actually evolved to camouflage himself better by being flat—his little body has no ribs!

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