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white's tree frog

Scientific name: Litoria caerulea

Habitat:  forests

Diet: moths, locusts, cockroaches, other insects

Life span: up to 16 years in captivity

Young: 150–300 eggs laid at a time; 2,000 over a 2 day period

Size: 60–140 g (2–5 oz)

As their name suggests, White's tree frogs live almost exclusively in trees close to water. They have the ability to change colour from green to brown to blend in with their background.

White's tree frogs breed in the rainy season and spend the dry season in a cocoon of shed skin and mucus.

They store water in their loose folds of skin for times of drought.

White's tree frogs produce a skin secretion which can treat high blood pressure in humans.

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White's tree frog on Animal Diversity Web


Range: Australia and southern New Guinea

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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