Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

Taxonomic name: Dendrobates tinctorius

Type: Amphibian

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN)

Wild Range: Northern South America - Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, French Guiana, and Venezuela

Diet: Insectivore - eats ants, termites, and other small insects

Size: 3.5 - 7 cm long

Weight: Approximately 10 grams

Fun Fact: There are many species of poison dart frogs, and Dyeing Poison Dart Frogs are one of the largest! These frogs are highly toxic if consumed, which is their natural defense mechanism, and the bright colouration on their skin serves as a warning sign to potential predators.

Find the Zoo's dyeing poison dart frog at Toucan Ridge!