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April is Frog Month!

Frogs are small jumping animals with bulging eyes. They are amphibians: cold-blooded animals that live in water during the first part of their lives and on land as adults. There are over 4,000 different kinds of frogs in the world. They can be any color - red, green, blue, yellow, orange, even see-through and some are poisonous!

Frogs begin as eggs that hatch into tadpoles. A tadpole has gills and a long tail, like a fish. As the tadpole grows, it changes (metamorphosis) into a frog, with lungs instead of gills and legs but no tail.

Did You Know?

  • Most frogs have eyes on top of their heads, so they can see all around to watch for predators.
  • If you could hop like a frog, you would be able to cross a football field in just four jumps.
  • A frog’s tongue is attached to the front of its mouth, not the back, so it can reach farther for yummy bugs.
  • Toads are a type of frog. Typically, toads are chubbier and have shorter hind legs than frogs. Frogs have webbed feet; toads do not. Frogs skin is smooth and slick; a toad’s skin is dry and bumpy.

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