Researchers puzzled by deadly fungus that’s killing Darwin’s frogs
The fungus may have been spread to the frogs by African clawed frogs that were introduced to the region for pregnancy tests.
Secrets to the biggest frog jumps ever
Solid frog jumping involves keeping the amphibian warm and also engaging its fight-or-flight response.
Tiny frog hears with its mouth
The mouth amplifies the frequencies and that sound is transmitted through tissue and bones in the skull to frog’s the inner ear.
Pesticides contaminating frogs in California’s national parks
The chemicals, which come from valley farms as well as illegal marijuana gardens, are a contributing factor towards sharp declines in frog populations.
African clawed frogs were once widely imported and bred by hospitals because it lays eggs when injected with a pregnant woman’s urine.
Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” has eaten some strange things on air before, but even the gag-proof host admitted that he had never eaten anything “that’s moved so much” as when he took a taste of frog sashimi. Though most of the frog is served dead (and raw), the meal begins by eating the frog’s fresh, still-beating heart.
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Rare frog’s thumb dagger helps during mating and dueling
The spike doesn’t seem to be fatal during sex or fighting, unlike other frogs who sport similar talons.