ENDEMIC ROMER'S TREE FROG
Romer’s Tree Frog, Liuixalus romer, a nocturnal frog as big as the size of one's finger, is endemic to Hong Kong. Romer's tree frog was named after John D. Romer, who first discovered this little creature in 1952. The population was thought to have disappeared in 1953. In 1984, the frog was rediscovered.
HKD1,500 / Person
HKD1,200 / Person for group of 4 or more
Duration: 4 hours (1800-2200)
April - September
Minimum 2 Participants, Maximum 5 people in a group
Tour Location: Ngong Ping Site of Special Scientific Interests
Assembly Point: MTR Tung Chung Station / Mui Wo Pier
English-speaking Local Guide
Use of Head Lights & Flash Lights
Use of Eco-Friendly Insect Repellent
Snapshots service along the tour
Transportation within Lantau Island
*SIGHT OF WILD ANIMALS IS NOT GUARANTEED*
We offer hotel pick up and drop off service to and from tour location at extra cost.
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Endemic Frog & Habitat
As an endangered species, Romer's tree frog is protected under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance of Hong Kong. Ngong Ping is one out of 70 Sites of Special Scientific Interests (SSSIs) in Hong Kong designated to protect unique yet fragile microhabitats of the ecosystem. The SSSI in Ngong Ping aims to protect the largest population inhabited of endemic and threaten Romer’s Tree Frog. Originally, Romer’s Tree Frog could only be found on outlying islands. Due to the construction of the airport at Chek Lap Kok islands in the 1990s, captive breeding and relocation were done in various parts of the New Territories and Hong Kong Island as well.