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Red-eyed tree Frog

Zoo Location:
Red-eyed tree Frog
Habitat

Rainforests near rivers and ponds.

Wild Diet

Crickets, moths, flies and other insects.

Behaviour

Red-eyed tree frogs spend most of their time in trees and have sticky pads on their toes to help them move and jump about. They are not poisonous and rely on camouflage to protect themselves.

Breeding

After mating, the female lays a clutch of eggs on a leaf above a pond or large puddle. The small tadpoles hatch after several days and fall into the water below. They stay in the water for a couple of months while they metamorphose into frogs. Dragonflies, fish and water beetles prey on the tadpoles.

Threats

Pollution and habitat loss due to development and farming.

Red-eyed tree Frog Red-eyed tree Frog

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Agalychnis callidryas
  • Class: Amphibian
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Hylidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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