Frogs are the itsy-bitsy croaky creatures that are associated with the rain. While mostly land-dwellers, frogs are amphibians that can live both on water and land. Due to immense loss of habitat these creatures which once inhabited many forests have now become threatened. Today, on Save The Frogs Day, 106.3 FM Radio Olive will help you understand these amphibians more and how they help our environment :
1. There are over 5000 species of frogs found on the planet.
2. They have the strength to jump 20 times their own body length which, in human terms, is jumping almost 30 mtr.
3. There is a special Asian tree frog which builds its nest on trees. This helps the tadpoles fall directly into water as soon as they hatch.
4. The species Centrolenella colymbiphyllum or Glass Frog has translucent skin and you can see their internal organs working.
5. When a frog swallows its prey, notice that it blinks. The eyeballs close and push inside the throat to help swallow the prey.
6. Guess what a group of frogs is called? An Army!
7. Frogs only have one set of teeth, the upper jaw which helps them keep the prey in the mouth till they can swallow.
8. The frog develops a new bone structure each time it goes into hibernation. Scientists use it to count the frog’s age.