Life Cycle of a FrogG011983
Curious Minds Did You Know? Frogs absorb water through their skin, so they don’t need to drink.
Scientific Name: Anura
Discover the fascinating double life of the Frog moving from the water onto the land with these brilliant lifelike figurines from Safari Ltd.
Life begins amid a clutch of floating eggs. Those that survive hatch as tadpoles, and then undergo a rapid change as they lose their gills and grow legs turning into young frogs. Life in the water is grand, but these amphibians will soon take to land for the very first time, becoming adult frogs after 12 to 16 weeks.
Unlike the distinct stages that many insects cycle through, these figures show the rapid transition – called metamorphosis - a frog makes from egg to adult. Young tadpoles are often mistaken for fish because they move so quickly in the water!