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Red-eyed tree frogs are star attraction at Slimbridge's Toad Hall

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: March 02, 2013

  • sitting pretty: A nutritious paste is fed to crickets before they are fed to the frogs to keep them looking picture perfect.

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UNUSUAL red-eyed tree frogs are becoming the star attraction of the Toad Hall exhibition at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Probably the most photographed amphibian in the world, the rare frog's beauty secret lies in its diet.

Twelve young frogs have been released this week into a display tank for visitors to marvel at.

They thrive on live food, so keeper Jay Redbond has to feed a special nutritious paste to crickets before they are fed to the frogs, that originate from Central and South America.

"In the wild, their red colouring helps them to scare off predators which might assume they are poisonous," he said.

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