A wildlife park has celebrated the leap year by breeding 'beautiful and rare' frogs - that have been labelled the new Spice Girls.

Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford has welcomed the arrival of tiny Cinnamon Froglets - named after their intense orange colouring.

The zoo claim only one other zoo in the whole of Europe has managed to breed these tiny amphibians - which the park describe as their 'very own frog version of the Spice Girls' - in the last year.

Inspired by their spicey name origins, keepers have called the adorable animals after spices.

The first to emerge have been called; Paprika, Cayenne, Saffron, Chipotle and Chilli.

The unique frogs originate from Southeast Asia, in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia

Reptile keeper Megan Howard said: "The frogs possess a completely unique sound - which according to the park are "small 'peeps' that don't sound like typical frog calls at all.

"Their unpulsated notes sound more like insect calls according to scientists - who say they have one of the most unique and diverse calls in the amphibian world".

Megan managed to film the froglets calling to each other in adorable videos.

She said: "One froglet in particular shows a great interest in the camera and is not at all shy about being photographed".

The froglet, affectionately been nicknamed 'Ginger' after its namesake, regularly jumps on the camera lens when keepers try and take its photo.

The real Ginger Spice, Geri Horner, owns an estate near Banbury and visited the Park a few years ago with her family.

She got on so well with all the keepers, they invited her to name a then newly born Zebra foal, who she named Geri.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals.

The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens two miles south of Burford, on the A361.