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Asian painted frog (Kaloula pulchra)

Asian painted frog
Asian painted frog

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There is one Asian painted frog at the Zoo, a male, born in 2006. He has lived at the Zoo since 2007.

Status in the wild

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Unlisted. This frog lives in a large area, and the area is in good shape. Even though it is collected as food and is seen in the pet trade, the frog remains very common in the wild.

The Asian painted frog is native to Southeast Asia. They occur naturally in a wide variety of habitats, from populated villages, to rice fields, to leaf-covered forest floors.

Flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers, earthworms and more.

  • Asian painted frogs have no neck bones and therefore, no neck, which gives it a chubby look.
  • This frog gets the name "painted" from the stripes on its back.
  • Females are generally larger than males. 
  • Males call for females while afloat in pools of water after heavy monsoons.