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White’s tree frog

Litoria caerulea


The White’s tree frog is also known as the Australian green tree frog. They are arboreal and prefer to live near a water source. They have strong legs and large toe pads designed for their live up the trees. White’s tree frogs are blue, green or brown and can change colour to some degree depending on mood.

Its body length can be between 5 - 10 cms. It can weigh between 50 – 90 grams. 

This species is part of the zoo’s educational programme and is not available for public viewing.   

Animal class

Amphibian

Conservation status

The White’s tree frog is currently not facing extinction however it is threatened by the pet trade, pollution, fungal disease and hunting by domestic pets.

Habitat

Rainforest – found near water sources in lowland rainforests close to rivers and hills in Australia and New Guinea.

Population

The current population is believed to be stable.

Diet

Carnivore – eats locusts, crickets and other invertebrates.