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.
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)
Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs only live in the northern main island of Okinawa.
Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs enjoy eating small bugs or centipedes, and some shellfishes on the land.
Differently from other frogs, Ryukyu Tip-Nosed Frogs have nostrils at the tip of their faces. That's why they are called 'tip-nosed'!
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.
If you click the words above, you can see other animals related to this one.