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Males calls to females from beneath a thin layer of soil—the only frog known to have such an odd behavior, a new study says.
Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.
Male rain forest frogs sing love songs that create water ripples—and attract bat predators, a new study says.
Strawberry poison frogs of Costa Rica give their newborn tadpoles a built-in weapon against predators: alkaloids.
Deep in the forests of Chile, a frog has gone silent, possibly forever—and an epidemic fungus may be the culprit.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.
The limestone terrain gets even more challenging during an expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibians in northern Vietnam.
An expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian starts off in some seriously difficult terrain in northern Vietnam.
Less than a week after NASA launched its latest moon orbiter, the world appears to be abuzz, not about the mission, but about a tiny airborne frog that photo-bombed the liftoff photos. Late last Friday, September 6, the 70-foot (21-meter) high Minotaur V rocket carrying NASA’s car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) lifted…
The leeches, bruises and bites are rough, but the frogs make it all worthwhile! With the expedition in search of amphibians in northern Vietnam at an end, the team packs up and takes on the bumpy road once again.
A tiny island frog makes do without an inner ear by using its mouth—a new hearing strategy not known before in nature, scientists say.
In 2008, National Geographic Young Explorer Jonathan Kolby re-discovered a frog species endemic to Honduras that had been declared extinct. The amphibian had vanished mysteriously in the mid 1980s. Now, the Australia-based Kolby told us via email, “I’ve been searching for more proof of its existence every year since, and finally found a second one a…
Nursing bumps. bruises, cuts and scrapes, we haul our gear down the mountain on slick mud in the pouring rain so that we can search for frogs and other amphibians further afield in northern Vietnam.
Scientists have figured out how Alaskan wood frogs can freeze solid and stop breathing—yet still bounce back to life.
From our base camp in the forest in northern Vietnam, we climb a nearby mountain in search of frogs and other amphibians.