European Tree Frog
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!
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!
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.