Strawberry Dart Frogs: DO NOT EAT

Strawberry dart frogs have hatched at the National Zoo. These tiny kiddos are known for their vibrant colors and poisonous skin.

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Smithsonian National Zoo
For the first time, the National Zoo has bred strawberry dart frogs, which grow to be no larger than the diameter of a quarter. This little bebeh, meanwhile, chills on a dime.
Smithsonian National Zoo
So, this is an orange strawberry dart frog -- doesn't that sort of sound like a smoothie?
Smithsonian National Zoo
Strawberry dart frogs are unusual in that they care for their young, unlike most other frog species. The females carry their tadpoles on their backs to search for water.
Smithsonian National Zoo
The tadpoles eat unfertilized eggs that their mother lays for them. Yes, really.
Smithsonian National Zoo
According to the National Zoo: "In the wild, these frogs eat ants, beetles and other invertebrates, which give them their toxins." So, do not lick these frogs under ANY circumstances. OK?
Smithsonian National Zoo
The bebeh dart frogs live at the National Zoo's Amazonia exhibit. Go and visit -- but no free samples.
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