Jeff is a Green Tree Frog who has been a well-known local preschool backyard resident for many years and is often spotted climbing and eating a banquet of insects from his favourite tree.
Recently the pre-school staff noticed Jeff was looking a bit skinny and thought it best to pop him gently into a box with a damp towel and bring him into Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for a check-up to make sure he is healthy.
Jeff was admitted to the Hospital and received some medications and is currently being hand fed a tasty array of grasshoppers and moths. He is improving and gaining weight well.
His humans have been calling the Wildlife Hospital for regular updates on their amphibian friend and cannot wait to have him back in the preschool’s backyard where he came from.
Green Tree Frogs are one of the largest Australian frogs with an average size range of 12 cm, very similar to the size our patient Jeff is at the moment. Green tree frogs are widely spread across Australia and can be found in all states excluding Victoria and Tasmania.
They prefer to inhabit cool, damp places and will regularly use human occupied spaces for shelter. At night green tree frogs often wait near outside lights to catch insects attracted to the light but green tree frogs are also capable of taking down even larger animals for prey such as mice.
You can help patients like Jeff by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation here.
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