All amphibians need to keep moist. The waxy monkey frog has a peculiar way of doing this.
- The waxy monkey frog is a master at keeping moist.
- In its natural habitat - high in the rainforest canopy - the waxy monkey frog is exposed to intense sunlight.
- A gland on the waxy monkey frog's neck produces a thick, waxy liquid that is spread over every inch of its body.
- The waxy substance seals in moisture and acts like a natural sunscreen lotion.
Losing moisture through the sun’s heat is a big problem for frogs, and species develop a variety of ways to deal with it.
Waxy Monkey Frog
This is the waxy monkey frog – a master at keeping moist.
Waxy monkey frogs live high in the rainforests of Central and South America.
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