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Frogs: Facts And Folklore

24 minutes 44 seconds

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Close up of a green amphibian head with white stripes. Caption: between a frog and a toad.

What are the characteristics of frogs and toads? What kinds of habitats do they live in? What are some of the common myths and beliefs about them? Answers these questions and explains how frogs and toads differ. Describes ways humans have revered and slandered frogs throughout history. Provides facts that explain their role in folklore. Discusses the decline in the current frog population and its serious consequences. Includes discussion topics and activities.

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Runtime: 24 minutes 44 seconds

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