Interesting Facts About Frog

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  • There are approximately 4,740 species of frogs around the entire world.
  • Amphibians shed their skin as they get bigger in size. The old skin comes off like a piece of clothing that has become too tight. Usually, this shed skin is eaten by the frog.
  • They lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into a tadpole which lives in water until it metamorphoses into an adult frog.
  • Frogs have long back legs and webbed feet for jumping and swimming.
  • Frogs can be found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. However, the highest concentration of frogs is found in warmer tropical climes.
  • Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
  • Frogs use their sticky, muscular tongue to catch and swallow food. Unlike humans, their tongue is not attached to the back of its mouth. Instead it is attached to the front, enabling the frog to stick its tongue out much further.
  • Frogs in the wild face many dangers and are lucky to survive several years. In captivity however, frogs can live for much longer.
  • Frog bones are a lot like trees. The bones form a growth ring every year when the frog is hibernating. Scientists can count these rings to find out the age of the frog.
  • The Golden Dart Frog is the most poisonous frog on earth.

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