Mexican giant tree frog
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.
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.