Scientific Name: Agalychnis lemur

Found In: Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama/Humid lowlands and primary forest

Size: Adult males average 1 to 1.5 inches while adult females are larger, averaging 1.5 to 2 inches

Diet: Insectivore. Diet consists of insects and other small invertebrates

Threat Level: Critically Endangered. Habitat loss from deforestation and disease caused by infection from chytrid fungus are the major threats to this species

Facts: This species is important for human medical research. Various peptides secreted from their skin have potential anti-diabetes, bacterial, and anti-cancer agents that have not yet been studied in depth

Lemur leaf frog at the Virginia Zoo