Relation to Humans
Atelopus zeteki is the Panamanian national animal. As a cultural symbol, it represents good fortune and is frequently shown on lottery tickets. Panamanian golden frogs are often captured and used to promote hotels, restaurants, and tourism. They were revered by Pre-Columbian indigenous people and images of this frog were crafted in gold and clay talismans called huacas (Poole 2006).