Did you know
Australia is home to over 200 species of amphibians...and they're all frogs! Here at WILD LIFE, we're home to 3 species of frogs.
White-lipped Tree Frog
Scientific name: Litoria infrafrenata
The White-lipped Tree Frog is the largest of all the tree frogs, growing up to 13.5 cm in length! These species get their name from the distinctive white outline around their mouths, kind of like a frog-lipstick or a 90's lip liner.
The White-lipped Tree Frog is found in north Queensland and even as far north as Papua New Guinea.
This 'lipstick' wearing frog has another unusual trait. The White-lipped Tree Frog doesn't make the typical frog 'ribbit' that we're all familiar with. Instead, they make a loud barking call.
We have 3 White-lipped Tree Frogs at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Green Tree Frog
Scientific name: Litoria caerulea
The most familiar of our Tree Frogs, the Green Tree Frog can be found all over Australia. The Green Tree Frog is the second largest species of Tree Frog, growing up to 12 cm in length.
The Green Tree Frog likes to spend its days relaxing in tree hollows, dark crevices and plants before going out after dark for dinner. Their diet usually consists of insects but they have been known to eat almost anything...even bats and small snakes!
We have 4 Green Tree Frogs at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Green & Golden Bell Frogs
Scientific name: Litoria aurea
The Green & Golden Frog ranges in colour from a bright emerald-green to a dull-olive colour.
Smaller than the White-lipped & Green Tree Frogs but still considered large, the Green & Golden Frog can grow up to 8 cm in length.
This particular species Frog is usually found in New South Wales however, they are currently endangered. Birds, lizards, snakes and even other frogs have all been known to eat the Green & Golden Frog.
You can still find some in the wild! They have been spotted hopping around in Homebush, NSW.
We have 12 Green & Golden Frogs at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
RIBBIT-ing Frog Facts!
- Frogs are an indicator species! This means that having frogs around is a sign of a healthy environment.
- Frogs swallow with their eyeballs! They sink their eyeballs into their mouths to push the food down.
- Frogs can change colours! They use pigment cells called chromatophores to do this. They only really do this to hide from predators or as a response to their thermal environment
- Frogs do not have external ears!
- In a world of waste, frogs are the ultimate recyclers! They eat any skin they shed as to not waste any of the nutrients or proteins.
- Frogs, like all Amphibians can breathe through their skin!
Frog-etting something? Come pay our Tree Frogs a visit.
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