The Golden Toad – Song No. 7

Use the lyrics below for the sing-along part of the song, and sing your hearts out!  

The Golden Toad used to live in the tropical forests of Costa Rica (Central America) and there used to be plenty of them. But since 1989 no one has spotted a single Golden Toad, and so they were declared extinct. Scientists hoped that there might still be some species living underground, but none have been found to this day.

When we recorded this song back in 2010, three sisters who were taking part in the workshop came in one day with an article they had found in the newspaper that week, which by total coincidence was all about The Golden Toad, and other toad species and how scientists are still searching in the hope of finding all kinds of missing toad species.


Did you know?
As you can see in the newspaper picture above, the male golden toad was a golden colour, and its skin was shiny and bright. The female however was not golden at all – they were dark green or black with red and yellow spots! As the song tell us, The Golden Toad was also very small – only about 5 centimetres long (2 inches), which is about the size of a grown-up’s thumb.

 Lyrics:                                                                               

The golden toad from Costa Rica, the golden toad has disappeared.
The golden toad from Costa Rica, the golden toad has disappeared.
The golden toad he is so tiny, he would fit nicely in your hand,
The golden toad he might be hiding, maybe he’ll come and join our band.
The golden toad from Costa Rica, the golden toad has disappeared.
The golden toad from Costa Rica, the golden toad has disappeared.

Use these lyrics for the sing-along part of the song, and sing your hearts out!  

See you next week for another Extinct Animal Song!

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