Interesting fact about frogs
Interesting fact about frogs:
- Frogs absorb water through their skin so they don't need to
- Frogs can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn.
- The eyes and nose of a frog are on top of its head so it can
breathe and see when most of its body is under the water.
- Frogs have long back legs and webbed feet for jumping and
- Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length
in a single leap.
- Frogs usually eat meat (bugs and worms) and swallow their
- The world's biggest frog is the goliath frog from Cameroon
in West Africa. Their body can be one-foot long.
- The smallest frogs in the world are less than half-an-inch
- In the Seychelles, there is a male frog that carries its
young around on its back until they become adults.
- People who study frogs and toads are called herpetologists.
Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.
- Frog bones form a new ring every year when the frog is
hibernating, just like trees do. Scientists can count these rings to discover the age of
- Because frogs come out in the rain, people used to think
that they fell to earth in the rain! And in nineteenth century England, people tried
catching them to prove it.
- One type of desert frog can wait as long as seven years for
water by surrounding itself in a type of transparent bag that becomes its first meal once
the rain comes.
- Amphibians' eyes come in all shapes and sizes. Some even
have square or heart shaped pupils. But amphibians don't see color -- they only see in
black or white.
- The golden dart frog is the most poisonous frog on earth and
the skin of one frog could kill up to 1,000 people.
- In recent years, a painkiller with 200 times the power of
morphine has been found in the skin of a frog.
- The male Darwins Frog takes its mate's eggs into its mouth
as soon as they show signs of life and they stay there until they emerge as fully grown
- Frogs cannot live in the sea or any salt water.
- There are more than 4,000 types of amphibians in the world,
but Europe has very few--only 45 species.
- Many of the most brightly colored tropical frogs are colored
in this way to warn predators that they are poisonous.