Frogs are extraordinary amphibians that are known for their croaking sounds, jumping abilities and their slimy skin. But what else is there to learn about them? Here are 12 interesting facts about frogs.
There are over 4,700 frog species around the world. With Antarctica being an exception, frogs can be found on every continent on Earth.
A gram of toxin that is produced by golden poison dart frogs can kill up to 100,000 people.
A group of frogs is called an army.
In Indonesia there is a frog that breathes solely through its skin and has no lungs.
Blue-Jeans frog is a type of poison dart frog, which has a red body and blue legs. It is also known as the strawberry dart frog.
Most frogs have teeth only in their upper jaw. These teeth are utilised to hold their prey, so they don’t move until the frog is able to swallow it.
The Goliath frog is the biggest frog in the world and lives in West Africa. It can weigh more than seven pounds (3.175 kg) and can measure up to a foot in length.
The majority of frogs can jump as high as 20 times their own height, with some being able to jump even higher.
Male frogs use croaking as a means of attracting females. Each species of frog have their own distinct croak.
A frog usually sheds its skin completely every week. The frog typically proceeds to then eat the dead skin.
The French famously love to eat frogs legs – apparently they taste a bit like chicken. They love them so much that they consume 160 million frogs legs every year!
You are able to see the internal organs, muscles and bones of the glass frog as it has translucent skin. You can even view the food being digested and its heart beat!
The male Darwin’s frog swallows’ tadpoles once they hatch and keeps them in their vocal sac for around 2 months. This is done to allow them to grow, and he coughs up fully formed frogs after the 60 days.
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