This is the Golden Toad. The last confirmed sighting os a living individual occurred almost thirty years ago deep inside the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but preserved specimens like this one remain in jars on high shelves at the University of Costa Rica. I grew up hearing stories of the Golden Toad from my father, who visited Monteverde in the 1980s before the iconic amphibian’s sudden disappearance. Current scientific consensus holds that this species was endemic to a small area high on the ridge-line of Monteverde’s undisturbed cloud forest reserve, and the species has been widely considered extinct for the last fifteen years. As the first terrestrial extinction to be linked to climate change, the story of the Golden Toad holds important lessons about how we can respond to extinction in the age of the Anthropocene. Even more intriguing are the rumors of unconfirmed sightings of the Golden Toad years after its apparent extinction — our search for remnant populations of this charismatic species will continue.