With the current amphibian extinction crisis sweeping the planet, arguably no other group of animals stands more to gain from zoo conservation than amphibians thus the implementation of The Panamanian Golden Frog Breeding Program. This program is spearheaded by Living collections Team Lead, Kayleigh Kisner, Discovery Zone Keeper Jason Provow and cared for by the Discovery Zone Team. The Panamanian golden frog is the national animal of Panama and for good reason. They are a brilliant golden color, thought to bring good luck, and not only live in wet rain forests, but also in the dry cloud forests of the Cordilleran Mountains of Panama. They secrete toxins that are so potent and unique that scientists have defined the Panamanian golden frog as a distinct species. Unfortunately for the Panamanian golden frog, the species is now considered extinct in the wild. There have been many contributing factors to this frog’s demise, including illegal pet trade and habitat destruction, but the spread of chytrid fungus is what ultimately destroyed the Panamanian golden frog wild populations. The Kansas City Zoo has been housing male and female Panamanian golden frogs since 2014, and is now beginning a breeding program. A team of keepers received funding through the Kansas City Zoo Conservation Grant Committee to build a housing and breeding facility for the Panamanian golden frogs currently housed on grounds at the Zoo. With luck and preparation, the Zoo team is optimistic that the number of Panamanian golden frogs at present will increase dramatically. And with each success, and realistically some failures, the team is confident that the increased knowledge and skill sets will grow to the level needed to breed and maintain the species.