amphibian ark

Amphibian Ark

In this tile we are featuring an organization that does huge things for amphibian conservation and amphibian awareness around the planet.  They are known as the Amphibian Ark and they are the combine efforts of three organizations, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Conservation Planning Specialist Group, and the Amphibian Specialist Group. The groups…

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toad in hand

Do Frogs And Toads Give You Warts?

The world is filled with rumors and superstitions around animals.  From black cats being bad luck, or Pink River Dolphins being past humans superstitions tend to change from person to person or location to location. Today we are focusing on toads and it has long been believed that toads will give you warts.  In fact…

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Chytrid fungus

What is Chytrid Fungus?

The Chytrid Fungus is a dangerous, deadly and extremely infectious disease that affects amphibians.  Chytrid Fungus or simply “Chytrid” is shortened for Chytridiomycosis and technically not the words you want to hear if you are an amphibian. Chytrid Fungus is directly linked to the decline of numerous species of amphibians, some of which also went…

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jumping frog

How High Can Frogs Jump?

This is a great question, but a little bit tricky to answer because there is a lot of frog species and a lot of different body structures that fit in to certain ecological niches. Different frogs have different jump styles and tend to jump from certain locations giving them added bang for the buck.  To…

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Green tree frog

Jumpin’ Green Tree Logs! Wait… Frogs?!?!

Jumping Tree Logs Defenders!  We have an exciting animal to talk about this week.  It’s the Green Tree Log!  Wait a second, I just got word that the animal this week is the Green Tree Frog!  That’s frog, not log.  Which is much better because I was not going to be able to write about…

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What is an amphibian?

Amphibians are a group of animals that might be one of the oldest known species of still living animals in the world! While many amphibians can outwardly resemble different types of reptiles such as snakes and lizards, it’s important to know that amphibians are not related to reptiles any more than you are! Amphibians: Are…

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