Zoo Animals

Mexican Giant Tree Frogs

Mexican giant tree frog

Pachymedusa dacnicolor

At the Detroit Zoo
The Mexican giant tree frog can be seen at the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center – a leader in amphibian conservation and research – which houses a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians.

The Mexican giant tree frog is round with long arms and legs and a stout body. Its eyes are gold and black. This frog can change colors from brown to bright green with a cream underside. Its back usually has small gold or orange spots.

Fun Facts

  • This frog has muscular forearms to help it climb trees.

  • It is often referred to as the “waxy tree frog” because special glands in its skin produce a wax that keeps it from drying out.