Waxy Tree Frog

Central and South America
Trees and vegetation near freshwater ponds and lagoons in savannas, shrubland, and forested areas.
3 inches
Waxy tree frogs make a leaf nest in which they lay their eggs. The nest hangs over water and when the eggs hatch, the tadpoles drop into the water where they develop into frogs.
Don't "Jump" to Conclusions



The waxy tree frog doesn't jump! It takes one careful step at a time, hanging on with three feet while reaching out carefully with the fourth. It gets its name from the fact that its skin has a waxy coating that keeps the animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. from drying out. This is important in helping the frog stay moist and cool in its hot, dry habitatWhere an animal or plant normally lives and grows..


The waxy tree frog is active mainly at night, when it hunts for insects. It is also called the monkey frog because of its long legs. These frogs are very skilled at grasping branches with their opposable thumbs. During the day, they bask in the sun, keeping their arms and legs pulled close to their body.


Also known as the painted-belly leaf frog, this speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent. is unusual due to its tolerance to sunlight.