April is National Frog Month and Cackleberry Creek is celebrating! Come join Lulu & Mama Frog, Bill-the-wise-old-bullfrog, and the rest of the gang as they honor their fab-amphibian friends! #FrogsRock
Did you know?
Frogs are (mostly) carnivorous amphibians.
A person who studies frogs (and other kinds of amphibians) is called a Herpetologist.
There are over 5,800 different species of frogs wearing a multitude of colors. Fabulous!
Some frogs have lived up to a whopping 30 years!
Some frogs camouflage their color, blending into the environment to avoid predators.
Frogs have been around so long they’ve hung out with dinosaurs.
Frogs can hop more than 20 times their body length.
The teeniest frog is the world is the Paedophryne amauensis from New Guinea, measuring only .27 inches long.
The largest living frog in the world is the Goliath Frog, which can grow more than 14 inches long and weight over 6.8 pounds.
Frogs can hold their breath for 5-7 hours at a time. Wow!
Frogs cannot survive in Antarctica.
A croaking Bullfrog can be heard a whole mile away.
More affectionate frogs like to embrace in a cuddly hug known as amplexus.
Frogs are completely without ribs or diaphragm.
Frogs are cold-blooded critters.
A group of frogs is called an ‘army.’
Once a week the frog will completely shed its skin and then eat it for the nutrients.
Frogs’ favorite snacks are (apparently its own skin) aquatic plants, algae, mosquito larvae, crickets, mealworms, and fruit flies but some larger frogs will eat mollusks, fish, mice, birds, and reptiles.
There are roughly 1000 frogs on the endangered list today.
How you can help
PBS Endangered Frogs List
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