Fun Fact 2: What is an Amphibian? An Amphibian is an animal that spends part of its life underwater, using gills to breathe and the remainder on land breathing with its lungs
Fun Fact 3: There are more than 4,500 species of frogs in the world, they account for more than 85% of the current amphibian species
Fun Fact 4: The smallest species of frogs are from Papua New Guinea, an adult measures only 7mm (0.27 inches) long
Fun Fact 5: The largest specie is the goliath frog from West Africa; an adult can measure 33 cm (13 in) long and weigh approximately 3 kg (7 lb)
Fun Fact 6: Frogs use their long sticky tongues to capture their food. Their diets vary according to the species; generally they eat small insects such as flies, spiders and cockroaches, however the diet of larger frogs can consist of snakes, birds and mice
Fun Fact 7: What is the difference between a Frog and a Toad? Frogs and toads are amphibians (spends life underwater, using gills to breathe and breathes with its lungs when living on land) they are from the same family but they are different species. The skin of a toad is generally dry and bumpy, toads are toothless and usually lay eggs in a long string. The skin of a frog is smooth, they have small fish like teeth and eyes that often protrude, frogs usually lay eggs in a tight circular group
Fun Fact 8: What eats frogs? Fogs have a lot of predators that like to eat them depending on their location that can be eaten by; birds, snakes, lizards, otters and fish. Even humans are a predator; frogs legs are considered a delicacy food in many countries such as Asia, South America and some regions of Europe including France, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Spain
Fun Fact 9: Frogs jump different distances depending on the species; most jump approximately 10 times their body length, but some can jump a distance up to twenty times the length of their body, that's the equivalent of an adult human jumping over 35 m (115 feet)!
Fun Fact 10: Frogs drink water and breathe through their skin! They need to keep their skin moist to enable themselves to breathe properly and they secret mucus to help do this; that is why frogs are often regarded as slimy. They also shed their skin regularly so that it remains healthy; when they do this they eat it!
Fun Fact 11: The stages or life cycle of frogs: Eggs are laid into water in mass, and hatch into tadpoles, tadpoles breathe through gills and swim using a tail. As they grow they develop legs and begin to loose the tail. At 12 weeks they are called a Froglet; some of the tail will remain as they begin to breathe air with their lungs. An adult frog will have no tail, be able to breath through its lungs and absorb oxygen through the skin; soon they will meet a mate and together produce a whole new lifecycle
Fun Fact 12: Popular species of frogs include; Bullfrogs, Northern Cricket Frog, Northern Leopard Frog, Poison Dart Frog, Red eyed tree frog, Tree Frog
Fun Fact 13: Red-eyed tree frogs are found in the rainforests of Central America. Red-eyed tree frogs have bright green bodies, webbed orange feet and bright red eyes. The bright colours are used to warn off predators
Fun Fact 14: The world's most poisonous frogs are the poison dart frogs, they are considered by experts to be the most toxic animal on the planet. Even though they are small in size (less than 1 in or 2.5 cm long) the poison from a golden poison dart frog has enough toxins to kill around 20,000 mice! Poison dart frogs are found in the rain forests of Central and South America
Fun Fact 15: Thousand of species of frogs are classed as threatened or endangered species; in fact experts estimate a 170 species have vanished in the past decade, leaving almost 2,000 species listed as threatened or near extinction. Causes include loss of habitat, pollution, disease and a particular fungus called the Chytrid fungus which covers the skin, clogging the pores and dehydrating the frog resulting in respiratory death