For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs loading...
For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs
Download the app and join the thin green line of frog defenders
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How Baby Poison Frogs Could Escape Cannibalism
Tadpoles of Peru's splash-backed frog gladly eat their brothers and sisters—but scientists may have discovered a survival strategy.
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13 Gorgeous Pictures Remind Us Why Frogs Need Our Help
Found from the Arctic to the Amazon, frogs are highly adaptable—but habitat loss and disease are silencing species worldwide.
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Striking Yellow-Black Rain Frog Found, Is Already Endangered
The rare amphibian lives in an overlooked region in Ecuador, scientists say.
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5 Animals That You Can See Right Through
These creatures are clearly amazing.
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3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster
The newfound species add to Earth's most diverse snake genus—and one of them is already critically endangered.
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5 Animals That Carry Babies On Their Backs
Arachnids can be caring parents, for instance.
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7 M&M-Size Frog Species Found, Among World's Smallest
The tiny amphibians, which live in India's diverse Western Ghats, proved tricky to track down.
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New Poisonous Frog Species Discovered in Peru
A peculiar croak heard within the Amazon rain forest leads to the naming of a new species of frog.
About Frogs

Frogs are a diverse group of amphibians that are mostly carnivorous. Frog fossils can be dated back as far as the Triassic period (200 million years ago).

Amphibians are characterised by their ability to transform gills into lungs. They also use their skin as an air breathing apparatus. 

The frog life cycle is fascinating. They start out as tadpoles, which are tiny aquatic creatures with no legs and a long tail. They begin to form legs and lungs as their tail disappears, which allows them to move from the water onto land. Therefore, frogs require water to be able to reproduce.

Because frogs have such sensitive skin and specific breeding conditions, they are often good environmental indicators. Where the climate or habitat changes frogs begin to disappear, highlighting the important for protection of those particular areas.

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