Zoo Zone

September 12, 2001|By THE BALTIMORE ZOO

FOREST FROGS

Tomato frogs are only found in Madagascar, an island nation to the west of Africa, mainly in forest areas. The adults can grow pretty big! Males can be 2 1/2 inches in lenght while females can be 3 to 4 inches long. Their colors range from reddish-orange to dark red.

What's for dinner?

Crickets, worms and even mice!

Do you know?

Are tomato frogs poisonous?

Answer: They are not toxic but can give off a very sticky white mucus that can be irritating to human eyes.

Learn more!

Visit the tomato frogs at the Reptile House at the Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Froggy Eats Out" by Jonathon London.

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