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Actor Juan Pablo Espinosa on the golden dart frog

The golden terribilis dart frog, the world's most poisonous frog, is featured in one of the episodes. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

The golden terribilis dart frog, the world's most poisonous frog, is featured in one of the episodes. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

  • Colombian actor Juan Pablo Espinosa has starred in a number of roles spanning his native Colombia and the United States.
  • Espinosa voiced the golden dart frog episode of Endangered: Short Tales for The Nearly Forgotten, a podcast anthology that celebrates species that are on the verge of extinction.
  • The golden dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is the world’s most toxic poison dart frog. Found in Colombia’s Chocó rainforest, the species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss.
  • Espinosa spoke with Mongabay with the release of the golden dart frog podcast episode.

Colombian actor Juan Pablo Espinosa has starred in a number of roles spanning his native Colombia and the United States, including Tu voz estéreo, Merlina mujer divina and Floricienta, the TV series Los caballeros las prefieren brutas, A corazón abierto, and Half Brothers.

Espinosa voiced the golden dart frog episode of Endangered: Short Tales for The Nearly Forgotten, a podcast anthology that celebrates species that are on the verge of extinction.

Juan Pablo Espinosa

The golden dart frog ((Phyllobates terribilis)) is the world’s most toxic poison dart frog. Found in Colombia’s Chocó rainforest, the species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss. There are a least three color variants of the species, including gold, orange, and mint-green.

Espinosa spoke with Mongabay with the release of the golden dart frog podcast episode.

Mongabay: What is your background?

Juan Pablo Espinosa: I am from Bogotá, Colombia, in South America

Mongabay: Why did you get involved with the podcast?

Juan Pablo Espinosa: Through a mutual friend I got invited to participate and was very excited to shine a little light on these fascinating species through storytelling

Mongabay: You’re representing the golden dart frog. What about this species resonates with you?

Juan Pablo Espinosa: The golden dart frog is from my home country so growing up going to visit the Chocó and seeing it in person and learning about its power was always so intriguing: How a creature so small and beautiful could be so deadly.

The power of nature always leaves me with such humility.

The golden terribilis dart frog, the world’s most poisonous frog, is featured in one of the episodes. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

Mongabay: What do you hope people take away from your episode of the podcast?

Juan Pablo Espinosa: Hopefully they will learn about the biodiversity of my country and the importance of awareness for endangered animals.

And hopefully they will join us for the ride on this beautiful story.

Mongabay: What gives you hope about the future?

Juan Pablo Espinosa: Younger generations, and knowing that if we contribute Mother Earth will always do its best to regenerate, restore and renew itself.

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