Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Active Frog

Different frogs can jump different heights and lengths. Your standard garden variety frog can jump heights as much as 10 feet and as long as 6 to 9 feet. Frogs have such long powerful hind legs which gives them that extra boost.Frogs jump are  measured in how far then  rather than how high.

Frogs have very powerful back legs and webbed feet that help them jump great distances, as well as, swim.  Frogs even use their legs to dig, or burrow, underground for hibernating. Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap.

A frog is an amphibian. They lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into a tadpole which lives in water until it turns into an adult frog.Tadpoles look more like fish than frogs, they have long finned tails and breathe through gills.
An amphibian can live both on land and in water.

Although frogs live on land their habitat must be near  
swamps, ponds or in a damp place. This is because they will die if their skin dries out.
Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
Frogs breathe through their nostrils while also absorbing about half the  air they need through their skin.
Frogs use their sticky, muscular tongue to catch and swallow food. Unlike humans, their tongue is not attached to the back of its mouth. Instead it is attached to the front.