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Frogs and Toads

Frogs and toads…what’s the difference? The long back legs of frogs make them expert leapers, and most stay near their aquatic homes. Toads can only hop, thanks to their short hind legs, but they can survive away from water.

Start investigating the hundreds of species of frogs and toads — and there's no need to worry about getting warts.

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Weird Water-Holding Frogs

Weird Water-Holding Frogs

Humans can survive about three days without water. This frog? Two or more years. See what shedding its skin has to do with this feat. More...

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National Geographic
Emerging Explorers: Tyrone Hayes

Emerging Explorers: Tyrone Hayes

When biologist and herpetologist Tyrone Hayes saw reed frogs changing color, he connected the cause to contaminants in the water that people use for cooking and bathing. More...

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National Geographic
Froguts Virtual Dissections

Froguts Virtual Dissections

Examine a frog in 3D from the inside out. A computer simulation module gives you an up close-and-personal view of a bullfrog, from its skin to its innermost systems. More...

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Froguts Inc.
The Red Eyed Tree Frog

The Red Eyed Tree Frog

Young red-eyed tree frogs develop into tadpoles quickly to evade predators. Watch why some never make to the water. More...

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BBC
How We Learned that Frogs Fly

How We Learned that Frogs Fly

Before plate tectonics, the two competing theories about animal dispersal were land bridges and winds carrying small animals to new places. How the latter was proved for frogs wouldn't, er, fly today. More...

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NPR
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Amphibian Conservation

Amphibian Conservation

Frogs, toads, and other amphibians are extremely sensitive to environmental changes. Discover what’s threatening them worldwide as well as conservation efforts. More...

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ARKive
Critter Guide: Frogs and Toads

Critter Guide: Frogs and Toads

Found everywhere except Antarctica, frogs and toads live around freshwater only. Discover the surprising way frogs drink to get necessary moisture. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Differences Between Frogs & Toads

Differences Between Frogs & Toads

Neither frogs nor toads have tails, but their similarity ends there. Watch a scientist explain their differences in eyes, body shape, skin, eggs, and environment. More...

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eHow
Frog Life Cycle

Frog Life Cycle

It’s a real circle of life in a frog pond. Watch the three stages of frog — from egg to adult — and then answer this: Tadpoles have teeth. True or false?
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Turtlediary.com
Frog Listening Network

Frog Listening Network

On a hot summer's night, you may hear their chirping and calling. Sit back and listen to this collection of frogs and toads and their calls in the wilds of Florida — any time of the year. More...

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Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
Toad Life Cycle

Toad Life Cycle

Springtime for toads means breeding — their only aquatic activity. Watch the metamorphosis of toads, starting with eggs in a jellylike nest and ending up as terrestrial creatures. More...

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Britannica
Year of the Frog: Jeff Corwin Field Reports

Year of the Frog: Jeff Corwin Field Reports

Wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin traveled in the United States and to Panama to uncover the reasons for declining frog populations. Read his findings and what conservationists have accomplished. More...

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Clorox

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