A WILDLIFE park is celebrating new rare additions to its centre who have been labelled the new Spice Girls.

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed the arrival of tiny Cinnamon Froglets and has decided to name each one after spices.

Cinnamon Froglets are named after their intense orange colouring, and apparently, only one other zoo in Europe has managed to breed the tiny amphibians.

Evesham Journal: CUTE: The frogs are the newest additions.CUTE: The frogs are the newest additions. (Image: Cotswold Wildlife Park)The animal's rarity had led the park to describe them as its "very own frog version of the Spice Girls".

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.

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

Inspired by their spicey name origins, keepers have called the animals so far Paprika, Cayenne, Saffron, Chipotle and Chilli.

Evesham Journal: NEW: One of the frogs is called Ginger. NEW: One of the frogs is called Ginger. (Image: Cotswold Wildlife Park)One froglet, nicknamed Ginger after one of the Spice Girls, regularly jumps on the camera lens when keepers try to take its photo.

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

However, these are not the first animals in the park to be named after the Spice Girls.

The real Ginger Spice, Geri Horner, visited the park a few years ago with her family, and she got on so well with all the keepers that they invited her to name a then newly born Zebra foal, whom she named Geri.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park and 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, Oxfordshire.