A species achieves Near Threatened status it is likely to become endangered in the near future. Hemker Park & Zoo holds the following Near Threatened species.
Poison frogs are tiny, terrestrial, diurnal frogs that live primarily in leaf litter on the forest floor, but some species live high in the forest canopy and may never come down. All are native to warm Central and South American rain forests near streams or ponds. The frogs' poison is found in their skin, making them too toxic to touch.