Green tree frog in exhibit

Green Tree Frog

Scientific Name

Hyla cinerea






Southeastern United States


Ponds and wetlands

Estimated Wild Population

Green tree frog in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern

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Physical Description

Green tree frogs can measure up to two and a half inches inches long. They have smooth, green skin with small golden spots on their back and a white- to cream-colored underside with lateral stripes. Females are usually larger than males. These frogs predominantly eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. They are a solitary species, but can be found in large groups during breeding season, between March and September.

Interesting Fact 1

Green tree frogs use a variety of calls depending on the situation, from looking for a mate to warning other frogs about incoming rain.

Interesting Fact 2

They have a strong sense of hearing and can even sense vibrations through the ground.

Interesting Fact 3

Adults camouflage themselves in grass and other vegetation by tucking in their legs and closing their eyes, leaving nothing exposed but their green body.

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