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Poison Arrow Frog

Poison Dart Frogs (also known as Poison Arrow Frogs) are native to Central America, and are known for being brightly colored, getting it on — producing so many babies every year — and being poisonous, to varying degrees. That part of their name comes from people using their poison to tip blow darts or arrows. The frog part of their name comes from them being frogs. They’re endangered, so please stop stepping on them. And you think they don’t notice you glaring at them from across the room, but they do, and it hurts their feelings — it’s not their fault they’re toxic as a defense against predation. As Gaga says, they were born this way.

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Poison Dart Frog
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The Sloth

Sorry, I didn’t see you come in there, I was too busy being mesmerized by the slow-moving, seductive glory that is the sloth. This three-toed delight is a mammal — just like you! Presumably! Although they now live in trees, there used to be sloths who lived on the ground, but they shared the same slow-moving tendencies as their tree-dwelling pals, and now they are no more — not because they were eaten or killed, but because armies of ladies charged the forest, making them pets and carrying them around in baby-carriers, because “they think they’re people!” Also there’s a type of sloth called Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth, which is maybe the best thing to yell when you’re startled.

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The Macaw

Don’t you dare go around confusing Macaws with Macaques when you visit my house, because I’ll give you all the side eye I can spare and then say, “You mean Macaws. Macaques, I think you’ll find, are monkeys.” And that is why my dinner parties include only me, and my aging, nearly toothless Persian cat. Macaws are the glorious, brightly colored parrots most often seen on pirates’ shoulders, saying sassy things that take a movie from G to PG, if you know what I’m saying. Macaws are hilarious, and they also eat clay. Who knows why? (A lot of scientists, actually — it’s to get sodium that they don’t normally find in tree nuts.) Sometimes in Brooklyn you’ll look up and be like, “SHIT! THAT IS A MACAW!” But while you are correct in having spotted a parrot, you’re wrong about the type. That’s okay, though, Brooklyn parrots are special, too.

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn. She’s an editor at Fempop, and spends a large amount of her time pretending to be a mildly evil cat on the internet.


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