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  • English name
    Ryukyu Tip-nosed Frog
  • ClassificationAnura Ranidae
  • Scientific nameOdorrana Narina

Ryukyu Tip-nosed Frog
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The Oriental Stork can't be seen anymore in Japan and Korea. It disappeared because of hunters and pesticides. But now we have a captive-breeding project to bring a human-raised Oriental Stork back to the wild.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: Male approx. 4.2-5.3cm / Female approx. 6.5-7.2cm

(Source: Shinsekai Zetsumetsukiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals)

Where they live

Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs only live in the northern main island of Okinawa.

What they eat

Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs enjoy eating small bugs or centipedes, and some shellfishes on the land.

What they are like

Differently from other frogs, Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs have nostrils at the tip of their faces. That's why they are called 'tip-nosed'!

Find out more about the Ryukyu tip-nosed frog!

A long-legged super jumper!
Okinawa is the island groups surrounded by the sea far from the mainland Japan. There are many exotic animals and you can see them only in Okinawa! The Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frog is one of them. It lives only in the northern main island of Okinawa. Look at his thin body and long folded hind legs. These long legs make him super jumper. Boing!

Troubled by visitors!?
Now the Okinawa's beautiful nature is disappearing. The forests that Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs need for living became smaller because people cut down trees to build dams and roads. Many people come to see rare Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs with their own eyes, but their visits hurt the environment. Exotic animals in Okinawa can adapt to the changes in nature. But they are not comfortable living with dams or roads, and being gazed by humans.

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