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Journey to Madagascar

Take a Journey to Madagascar to hang with ring-tailed lemurs, explore a tropical coral reef, gawk at hissing cockroaches and so much more. Enter the world of species native to Madagascar to learn not only interesting facts but also the threats that they face in their native habitats. Get inspired to take action to help create a better life for them in our own backyard.

Tomato Frog

Animal Spotlight: Tomato Frog

Tomato frogs are native to Madagascar and inhabit forests, marshes and areas near rivers. Male tomato frogs can be identified by their orange and brown coloration, while females have a vibrant red coloration. When the gender of an animal species can be differentiated by color, it is called sexual dimorphism.

Fun Fact: The bright coloration of this species indicates its toxic nature to predators. When threatened, the tomato frog can secrete a toxin that will deter predators.

Habitat

Habitat

Rainforests and swamps in Madagascar

Diet

Diet

Insects, larvae and worms

Predators

Predators

Snakes & small mammals

Conservation Status

Conservation Status

Near threatened

Phylum

Phylum

Chordate