White's tree frog

Overview

At Woburn there is a small group of White's tree frogs living in their custom designed terrarium. To meet the needs of these big frogs their enclosure features specialised heating and lighting to mimic their natural habitat, as well as a special misting system which automatically provides a fine mist of water in the terrarium at intervals to keep the high humidity they need.

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Distribution: Australia and Southern New Guinea
Habitat: Moist forests, but can be found in urban settings in the dry season, seeking moisture in houses
Height: 3 to 4.5 inches long
Lifespan: 16 years in the wild and in 20 captivity
Threats: No real threats in the wild.

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Scientific name: Litoria caerulea

The White’s tree frog gets its name man who first discovered them in 1790, John White. They are often called the Australian tree frog, or the dumpy tree frog due to their ‘dumpy’ appearance!

 

White's tree frog facts

Their diet consists mainly of insects such as moths, cockroaches, and locusts.
 
 
Like many frogs they require humidity but they actually need much less than some species due to their waxy skin.
 
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