Whites tree frog

Litoria caerulea

Classification: Amphibian

Lifespan: 16 years


Threats: Snakes, birds, carnivorous mammals

Distribution: Australia and New Guinea

Habitat: Moist and forested environment

Appearance: They grow to nearly 4 inches in length varying in colour from green to brown

Diet & Feeding: Insects like roaches, locusts, and moths

Social Behaviour: They are docile and mainly nocturnal creatures that are not very active. They are remarkably people-friendly

Males and females: Males are smaller and have a vocal sack

Number of young: Females can lay up to 150 - 300 eggs

Interesting fact: The peptides produced by the frog could play a part in the cure for AIDS. The frog's secretions attack HIV cells without harming healthy cells