Project Description

Dyeing Poison Frog

Dendrobates tinctorius

Animal Class: Amphibians

Length: One of the larger poison frogs species, they can be 2 inches long or more.

Lifespan: 4-6 years in the wild. They can live 10 years or more in human care.

Diet: Small insects like ants or spiders

Habitat: African bullfrogs have a range from South Africa to Tanzania.

Description: Also known as a yellow and blue poison dart frog, this species can be a wide range of colors and patterns. Like most amphibians, males are smaller than females.

Our Animals: The Zoo has one dyeing poison frog in the Learning Center.

Photo Credit: Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons