Lemur Tree Frog
Did you know?
- Lemur tree frogs are part of the Hylidae family, which they share with many other frog species.
- Their favorite foods include insects and small invertebrates.
- These frogs typically breed during the rainy season, April through July.
- Females lay clutches of 15 to 20 eggs.
- The young hatch seven to 14 days after fertilization.
A Change Of Color
Also called Lemur Leaf Frog, these frogs are bright green with black dots on their backs which helps them camouflage during the day while they sleep on the underside of leaves. They can also change their color to brown and their eyes to gray to help them camouflage while they’re searching for food at night.
Territorial Tree Frog
Males are very territorial. They provide warning calls to other males nearby to stay away. If another frog comes into their territory, they will they will grasp them and push them away.
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild
The Lemur Tree Frog faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
Central America and northern South America
Forests on mountainsides and humid uplands and lowlands
We care about lemur leaf frogs
The Saint Louis Zoo supports lemur leaf frogs at the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium. Learn more about how we are helping wildlife around the world.
Find this animal in Historic Hill
SAINT LOUIS ZOO ZONE
Historic Hill is a lovely stroll through one of the oldest parts of the Saint Louis Zoo. From the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cage to the Spanish architectural flavor of the 1920s in the Bird House, Primate House and Herpetarium to the finishing touches of our thoroughly modern exhibits, this area of the Zoo has a unique ambiance and a nostalgic history that make it a great destination.