There is one male lemur leaf frog at the Zoo. Both nocturnal and elusive, he can be found resting on the undersides of leaves or adhered to the glass in the exhibit. By day lemur leaf frogs appear green, but at night, they become more red.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Critically endangered. The survival of the lemur leaf frog is now dependent on human efforts to sustain the species. The decline has been most severe in Costa Rica and Panama. Most of the population decline is due to chytrid fungus, a pathogen which causes chytridiomycosis.
The lemur leaf frog can be found in Central and Southern America, including Panama, Columbia and Costa Rica. They prefer to live in rainforests where rainfall is plentiful.
Lemur leaf frogs are carnivores. They eat very small insects and invertebrates.