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All about frogs!.ppt

  1. 1. All About Frogs!<br />By Mary Miller<br />
  2. 2. My Favorite Animal is a Frog!<br />
  3. 3. Frogs are Amphibians<br />Amphibian means “on both sides of life”<br />
  4. 4. What do amphibians have in common?<br />They live on land and in water<br />They breathe water when they are young and <br />either grow gills OR breathe air when they are older<br />They are cold-blooded<br />Many lay their eggs in water<br />Most live in fresh water<br />About 88% of amphibians are frogs<br />
  5. 5. What do Frogs Look Like?<br /><ul><li>Have a short body
  6. 6. Webbed fingers or toes
  7. 7. Protruding eyes
  8. 8. NO tail
  9. 9. Are excellent jumpers
  10. 10. Start out as tadpoles</li></li></ul><li>Where Do Frogs Live?<br />All over the world (see black on map)<br />Most species live in the rainforest<br />They do NOT live in Antarctica and some oceanic islands<br />
  11. 11. Camouflage<br />Is common in frogs<br />Most with camoflage are nocturnal<br />awake at night<br />this helps them hide<br />Some can change colors<br />only two colors<br />
  12. 12. Poison<br />Many frogs have toxins so other animals will not eat them; they taste bad<br />Some frogs are very poisonous<br />They usually have bright colors<br />Some frogs get their poison from the animals they eat (e.g., ants)<br />
  13. 13. Eating<br />Frogs have teeth used to grind food<br />Frogs have a sticky tongue<br />Use it to catch food<br />Most eat flies and insects<br />Some large frogs eat small mammals, fish, and smaller frogs<br />Very few eat just plants<br />
  14. 14. Life Cycle<br />2. Tadpole (or Polliwog)<br />1. Egg – most female frogs lay eggs in early spring<br />4. Adult<br />3. Metamorphosis<br />Captive frogs and toads can live up to 40 years<br />
  15. 15. Frog Calls and Croaks<br />Some are so loud they can be heard a mile away<br />Many have deep calls or croaks<br />They call by passing air through their throat<br />The main reason they call is so males can attract females<br />Other reasons are to guard territory, to forecast rain, and when under stress (if a predator is near)<br />
  16. 16. Famous Frogs<br />Frogs are used a lot in books, movies, commercials and cartoons!<br />
  17. 17. Questions?<br />

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