Cuban treefrogs have leaped into Louisiana

A Cuban treefrog on a green leaf

Detailed Description

Non-native Cuban treefrogs have established a breeding population in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first such population on the U.S. mainland outside Florida. The treefrogs were discovered at the Audubon Zoo shortly after a shipment of palm trees from Florida were planted in the zoo's elephant enclosure in 2016. USGS scientist Brad Glorioso confirmed the presence of a breeding population in 2017. Cuban treefrogs can outcompete native species and become a nuisance to homeowners.


Image Dimensions: 4896 x 3672

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Location Taken: LA, US


Brad Glorioso, USGS