Agalychnis callidryas, known as the red-eyed treefrog, is an arboreal hylid native to Neotropical rainforests where it ranges from Mexico, through Central America, to Colombia. I saw this little guy during my visit to California Academy of Science #californiaacademyofsciences in San Francisco.
I started reading the book called The Sixth Extingction #thesixthextinction by Elizabeth Kolbert today and the book begins with the endangered Panamanian golden frog and then about the extingction of several amphibians. The author's friend said that he expected between a third and a half of all Panama’s amphibians to be gone within the next five years. Some species, he said, will probably vanish without anyone’s realizing it: “Unfortunately, we are losing all these amphibians before we even know that they exist.”
The statement shocked me, and I want more people to be aware of what's happenning. This is why I drew this pastel treefrog today.
Did you know that Costa Rica is one of the 20 most biodiverse countries in the world?
We’re fortunate to farm in this part of the world and on any given day, can see the diversity of Costa Rica first-hand. From White-Headed Capuchin monkeys to Red Eye Tree Frogs and Jabiru Storks, native wildlife are alive and well on the nature reserve we call home.
Have you seen any of this wildlife in person? Tag us @rainforesttilapia if so!