Corroboree Frog Ornament

Corroboree Frog Ornament

35.00

There are fewer than 200 of these native frogs left, which makes them one of Australia’s most endangered species. They also happen to be one of Australia’s most interesting. Preferring the snow over catching waves, Corroboree Frogs exist only in the Snowy Mountains and hibernate each winter. Not only are they able to produce their own poison, but they are the only frog species in the world that can produce it themselves instead of from a diet. Heat, ski resorts, the ozone layer, drought and the introduced chytrid fungus are making it hard for these little frogs to hang on. But without them, the world loses a little bit of its magic. And once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Description:
75mm x 113mm
Hand painted wooden ornament with jute twine / painted one-side.

* Since this item is handmade, each ornament is slightly varied in patterning, texture, wood grain or burn.

Designed and made locally in Sydney.

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