In the April issue of OWL, we shared a whole bunch of frog-tastic facts with you. But guess what? We had even more that we wanted to include—there just wasn’t room. So we’re sharing them with you here now (plus a cute video). Enjoy!
- Africa’s Goliath frog is the world’s largest amphibian. It’s 33 cm (1 ft.) long—about the length of a school ruler.
- Some species of frogs can lay up to 50,000(!) eggs at one time.
- The shrinking frog of South America is the only frog species where the tadpole is bigger than the adult frog! Yup, that’s why it’s called the “shrinking frog.”
- The word “amphibian” comes from the Greek word that means “both lives.” This is because frogs start their lives in water, and then live on land.
- Many frogs can jump 20 times their own height. That would be like a human jumping 30 m (100 ft.) into the air—or as high as a 10-storey building!
And then there’s this guy! Meet the desert rain frog. Also known as the world’s cutest frog.
Happy Frog Month, everyone!