Blue Poison Dart Frog

D. TINCTORIUS

Although not as toxic as the Golden Poison Dart Frog, this frog does have toxins that discourage other animals from eating them.

Also called the Dying Poison Frog due to a legend where natives would use the toxins of the frogs to dye the feathers of parrots.

Each frog has its own unique pattern of black dots on their blue bodies

This colorful frog was not discovered by scientists until 1968.

Our Current Residents

Azul, Male - Hatched 2016

Blu, Male - Hatched 2018

Rio, Male - Hatched 2018

All three frogs were donated to ZooMontana buy a reptile hobbyist. Be sure to look in all corners of this living exhibit to spot these elusive amphibians!

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Dendrobatidae
  • Genus: Dendrobates
  • Species: D. tinctorius

Animal Facts

  • Insectivore
  • Common
  • Rain Forest
  • Diurnal


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