Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Taxonomic name: Dendrobates tinctorius
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!