Caribbean Beat Magazine

Born blue: Suriname’s blue poison dart frog

Suriname’s blue poison dart frog is a living treasure of the rainforest

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Native to the rainforest of southern Suriname, the blue poison dart frog — also called okopipi in the indigenous Trio language — earns its name with both its astonishing azure skin and its poison glands, designed to deter predators. Each frog has a unique pattern of black spots, as distinctive as fingerprints on a human