Javan tree frog, Indonesia
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Javan tree frog
Frogs have been around for more than 200 million years, and although they live in both warm and cold places, most reside in tropical rainforests. Wet environments suit frogs, whose skin is semi-permeable and susceptible to dehydration. There are thousands of species of frogs, and they come in every imaginable colour and shade. And frogs are vocal creatures, known for their croaking. A frog’s call is unique to each species.
The tailless amphibian you can see today is a Javan tree frog from Java, Indonesia. Its round, sticky toes and fingers help it move on the twigs and leaves that it calls home. This one may appear to be posing for the camera, but the tree frog's bright colours normally provide camouflage in the colourful jungle canopy where it lives.