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From a hairy tarantula to a talking African gray parrot, you never know what you’ll bump into in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari at the Tennessee Aquarium!

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AMPHIBIANS

Green Treefrog

Hyla cinerea

ON EXHIBIT:  Discovery Hall at River Journey

Green Treefrog

FUN FACTS
Green tree frogs can have some gray to yellow coloring but are mostly bright green with a yellowish stripe extending down their side. During the breeding season (March to October), males call to attract females for mating. The call sounds like a nasal "queenk-queenk-queenk." Hundreds to thousands of males may call at once during these congregations.

CONSERVATION
Populations are stable.  All amphibians are at risk due to factors such as habitat destruction, pollution and diseases such as ranavirus and chytrid fungus.

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Green Treefrog

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Fan Photo

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Photo by Bret Douglas

About This Animal

SIZE: 2.5 in (6.4 cm) 

RANGE: Woodlands, swamps, prairies, marshes and neighborhoods; always found near water 

HABITAT: Southeastern United States

DIET: Insects