2 weeks ‘Super fungus’ threatens last Panamanian golden frogs Inquirer
  PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Cocooned from the outside world, some 200 critically endangered golden frogs are living a sheltered existence in Panama, protected from a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out a third of the country's amphibian species -- a situation scientists describe as "critical." The frogs, which are yellow or gold with black spots, enjoy a controlled environment inside fish tanks installedat the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), a 5,000-square-foot (465-square-meter) facility in Gamboa, north of Panama City. Though endemic to the lush Central American country, no Panamanian golden frog can be seen in its natural habitat, ... more