Sunday, May 20, 2012

A New Frog on Exhibit: The Mimic Poison Frog

The Mimic Poison Frog | Ranitomeya imitator on exhibit in the Frogs of the Amazon display
Easily one of the smallest frogs we have on exhibit, The Mimic poison frog is called a 'thumbnail' species due to its diminutive size. These frogs are not shy, and I have been able to spot 2-3 of the five at most times throughout the day. They are a very active species, and were dazzling interested visitors all day as they were getting to know the exhibit and staking out territories. At least, that's how it seemed to me.

Ranitomeya imitator | Mimic poison frog (right forefront),  Cruziohyla craspedopus | Fringed leaf frog (left, back)