Frog lover, if you also have a soft spot for moss, then you MUST check out a moss frog! There is a huge variety of these critters and they look so much like moss that when they are hiding you can't even find them. Check this one out--it's almost like a mossy seahorse!
Modern technology has given scientists many outlets to help them prevent animals from dying of extinction. While it's too bad that such gadgetry doesn't do much for human behavior itself, there are lots of things it can do to help change that behavior. Some scientists decided to take out a dating ad for a captive Sehuencas water frog, for example!
If you're not familiar with Australia's critically endangered species the Corroboree frog, look it up. It's a gorgeous creature that is about to become exctinct without intervention. A fungus has been wiping the species out and it's been difficult to stop the spread and save the frogs, leaving scientists to wonder about how to save them otherwise.
You have to wonder if the cat in this photo is contemplating eating the tree frog, but it still makes for an adorable photographic moment. The cat, called Rin-chan, sure looked chummy with the little frog when they met, reaching out to pet the little creature and warming hearts across the Internet in the process. There's even a cute video where you can see it in process.
Did you know that frogs can count? According to new scientific research, not only are cats possibly still as smart as dogs (or smarter!) but both frogs and fish can count, proving that they're more than mindless "feeder" critters like many people believe.
Teeny tiny things are the cutest and this frog, the Paedophryne amauensis, is one of the tiniest creatures you'll ever see in your life. It was recently discovered just a few years ago in Papua New Guinea and it is only 7 mm long. My family and I saw an exhibit featuring the frog and promptly wanted three of our own. Of course we don't have the frogs... but don't you want one!
The dusky gopher frog is a beautiful and very rare species that needs human intervention in order to be saved from extinction. The frog is native to Louisiana where scientists hope to create a protected haven for the amphibian in order to protect it and keep it alive for as long as possible.
It's not every day when a man has a frog named after him, but Stanley Kubrick was just given that honor. Had Kubrick been alive to accept it, would he be happy? It's kind of hard to tell with the enigmatic director but the frog itself is pretty cool. It's inspired by his famous film, A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick's frog, as it is known, is from the Amazon Basin.
What if you could freeze through the entire winter (so frozen you "clink"!) and you stayed that way until summertime? That's what the beloved wood frog of New York does! Their bodies produce a substance that is similar to antifreeze, allowing them to remain frozen until winter is finally over.
Are you going to be snowed in or otherwise indoors sometime soon? Maybe you're even bored today. If so, try making this easy paper frog craft out of construction paper. It's a quick and fun activity that you can actually play with when you finish, so it's great for the kids, babysitting or just for kicks.