A new exhibit featuring live frogs from all over the world is opening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York Saturday (May 17) and runs…Read More »
through January 5, 2014.
The exhibition, entitled "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors," contains more than 150 live frogs from about 25 species.
Above: Bumblebee dart poison frogs are also known as yellow-banded poison frogs. Their bright colors serve as warning labels forpredators, distinguishing them as a poisonous meal. Less «
During the mating season, the loud call of the male milk frog leads a female to his water-filled tree hollow. The female lays her eggs in the pool and…Read More »
leaves the male to fertilize them and care for the young. After the tadpoles hatch, the male lures another female to lay more eggs, but instead of fertilizing them, he feeds them to his hungry tadpoles. By “faking” a love interest, he tricks the second female into delivering food for babies that are not hers. Less «
Tomato frogs are native to the lowlands of Madagascar. Brightly colored frogs are popular with pet owners and collectors. While many frogs are bred in…Read More »
captivity, over-collection of wild frogs is still a major problem. Frogs that live on islands or in small populations are most at risk. Tomato frogs have been given priority protection by international law. Less «
Borneo eared frogs are indigenous to Borneo,Sumatra, and other Indonesian islands. Females lay eggs in foam nests attached to branches overhanging the…Read More »
water. They create the nests by beating a frothy secretion into foam with their hind legs. Less «
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