Name: White’s tree frog

Scientific Name: Litoria caerulea

Class: Amphibian

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

Lifespan: 16 years

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

Other ZooLab amphibians:

  • Southern toad

  • Tomato frog

  • Pacman frog

  • Euro-tree frog 

  • File-eared frog

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