The poison dart frog is a group of frogs that live in the moist, damp tropical forests of South and Central America. Their brightly colored bodies showcase their toxicity, warning their predators not to eat them. Since their diet consists of insects that have toxins in their bodies, they’re immune to the poison and therefore make themselves poisonous. If their habitat were to change due to climate change, this could drastically change the poison dart frog and their population. If their food source suffers from a lack of trees and leaves, then the poison dart frog won’t have their ants and termites to eat and become less poisonous. This might seem like a good thing for us humans, but if they lose their toxicity, then their predators will surely eat them, or, at the very least, over time their colors begin to dim before making them go extinct.
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