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Lemur Tree Frog

Agalychnis lemur

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.

Threat Level

  • Unknown
  • Common
  • Near Threatened
  • Threatened
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild

Critically Endangered

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.

Dedicated to Conservation

Find this animal in Historic Hill


Historic Hill

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.

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