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Fun Facts about Frogs

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone knows that frogs hop and their babies are called tadpoles, but how much more do you know? We promise you’ll be able to share lots of interesting info about frogs by the time you finish this article!

  • Frogs are part of a group known as amphibians. They are creatures who live two lives — in the water at birth and on land when they grow up.
  • Even when they move to land, frogs need to live near water, as they drink water through their skin and not their mouths.
  • There are thousands of kinds of frogs in the world, from see-through ones to poisonous ones.

    By Peter Pearsall U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    By Peter Pearsall U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Frogs can be colors besides green, including orange, blue, yellow, brown, and red. Some colors blend in while others stand out to warn, “Don’t eat me. I’m poisonous!”
  • When a group of frogs hang out together, it’s called an army.
  • Frogs are carnivores. They eat live insects and other critters, including smaller frogs.
  • Frogs catch their meals with their tongues, which are attached to the front of their mouths (not in back like humans).
  • Once they swallow what they caught, frogs blink, using their eyeballs to push the prey further down inside.
  • Frogs may also eat their skin, which they shed about once a week.
  • Male frogs croak, whistle, ribbit, squawk, grunt, snort, and bark to communicate.
  • Some frogs are so loud you can hear them a mile away.
  • All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.

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