European Tree Frog

Latin Name Hyla arborea
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Hylidae
IUCN Status Least Concern
Habitat Marshlands, damp meadows, reed beds, gardens, parks and forests
Distribution Europe, Asia and northwest Africa

General Information

The treefrog is only 3-5cm in length and has an impressive leap for a small frog due to their very powerful hind legs and their toes have little discs which help to stick onto the foliage. They consume a variety of invertebrates like spiders, flies, beetles, caterpillars and butterflies.

Their wild life span is up to 15 years!

Fun Fact

They have a huge distribution range across Eurasia and northwest Africa. They have been introduced in the UK in Devon, London, the Isle of Wight and Beaulieu here in the New Forest apparently due to owners not wanting them anymore and releasing them into the wild!

Keeper Notes

The European Tree Frogs display is in the Nightwatch Barn at the end of Main Building - these are a new species which joined the collection in 2019.