Meet Our Animals > Green and Black Poison Dart Frog
Quick Facts
Native to Tropical forests of Central and South America
Primary Diet Insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates
Adult Weight 2 to 6 grams
Lifespan 10 years
Status Least Concern

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

The green and black dart frog is one of more than 100 species of poison dart frogs. In the wild, their skin oozes some of the most toxic poison in the world. Native tribes of South America extract toxins from these frogs to tip their darts and arrowheads with when hunting. Most frogs lay hundreds of eggs at a time, but poison dart frogs lay only 3-5 and carry their tadpoles on their back.


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