This is the Golden Toad. For nearly a year, my team and I have been on the trail of this mysterious amphibian, working with local scientists, students, and longtime residents of Monteverde, Costa Rica, hoping to piece together the musters of El Dorado’s disappearance. Our search will continue; for now, this is where our journey brought us. We encountered these preserved Golden Toad specimens at the University of Costa Rica, pulled from one of the jars on a high shelf, hidden among the bugs and bats like the Ark of the Covenant from Indiana Jones. It was a reverential experience for me, to encounter this long-lost species for which I have been searching.