WHITE'S TREE FROG

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Litoria caerulea

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HABITAT:  Northern and eastern Australia, islands in the Torres Straits, and New Guinea and New Zealand.  Live in temperate and tropical rainforests.

CONSERVATION STATUS:   Least Concern

FUN FACT:   Their skin secretes a toxin called caerulein, which has been produced synthetically to treat high blood pressure.  Their skin also produces several anti-bacterial and anti-viral chemicals.

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*White's Tree Frogs are education animal ambassadors, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program.