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While multiple species of ontological amphibians were proliferating in Panama, many other species of literal amphibians became imperiled as a result of commercial development and an emergent fungal disease. Conservationists began building a global assemblage of biosecure holding facilities and cryogenic banks, the Amphibian Ark, to protect endangered animals from the fungus. Mechanized ecosystems, architectures of immunology, were assembled to hold endangered animals in perpetuity. Frogs who experience the ambivalent grace of salvation probably do not share the subjective feelings of happiness sometimes experienced by their human caretakers. Scores of Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) were airlifted out...

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