Mexican Giant Tree Frogs

Mexican giant tree frog

Agalychnis dacnicolor

At the Detroit Zoo
Mexican giant tree frogs currently live behind the scenes 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.

Mexican giant tree frogs are round with long arms and legs and stout bodies. Their eyes are gold and black. These frogs are able to camouflage themselves by changing color from brown to green. They have cream undersides and usually have small gold or orange spots on their backs.

Fun Facts

  • These frogs have muscular forearms to help them climb trees.

  • They are often referred to as “waxy tree frogs” because special glands in their skin produces a wax that keeps it from drying out.