The Sixth Extinction - Chapters I - II Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Kolbert
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El Valle de Anton in Central Panama is a small town that sits atop a four-mile side volcanic crater. It is known for selling golden-frog figurines in shops geared for tourists. The Panamanian Golden Frog is bright yellow with brown splotches and is indigenous to the region. The frog is considered a lucky symbol in Panama. The frogs were so plentiful that the forest floor and river banks were coated with them. Then they began to disappear. They disappeared from one region to the next and by 2002 they were wiped out. There were signs that the frog was in danger so a plan was devised to take a number of them and raise them indoors. But before the research team could act, the frogs were nearly gone. They were able to save a small number and were given space at a...

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