Interesting frog facts

September 3, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

Frogs lay up to 4,000 eggs at one time.

Frogs absorb water through their skin so they don’t need to drink.

Frogs range in size from 1cm to 30cm long.

Frogs hibernate in the wintertime.

There are more than 4,000 types of amphibian in the world, but Europe only has 45 species, 88 species are in the US and Canada.

Not all frogs are green. There are hundreds of species of frogs and each one looks different. Some frogs are red and some are yellow and some are brown. All of the different species of frogs have different patterns on their skin, too.

In Japan frogs are symbols of good luck.

The goliath frog can grow up to 13 inches (33 cm) in length from snout to vent, and weighs up to 8 lb (3 kg).

Frogs can see forwards, sideways and upwards all at the same time. They never close their eyes, even when they sleep.

Bullfrogs may remain in the tadpole stage for up to 3 years. The longer a bullfrog remains in its tadpole stage, the larger a frog it will become after metamorphosis, which usually means a better chance of survival.

Even after metamorphosis, bullfrogs can close their nostrils and continue to breathe through their skin while under water.

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