Celebrated on March 20th
There are over 5,000 species of frog. Frogs don’t need to drink water as they absorb it through their skin. A frog’s call is unique to its species, and some frog calls can be heard up to a mile away.
Many frogs can jump 20 times their own height. Some can jump even higher! One of the ways you can tell a male frog from a female is by looking at their ears. A frog’s ear is called tympanum and it is located just behind the eye. If the tympanum is larger than the frog’s eye, it is male; if it is smaller, it is female.
The tomato frog comes by its name honestly. It puffs itself into a round shape, which looks a lot like a tomato, when it's threatened, at which time it also releases a milky poison from its skin. And that's not the only frog with dangerous skin — the blue-legged mantella frog also releases a toxin through its skin when threatened, as do the golden mantella frog, the green and black dart frog, and others.