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Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences
Have you ever wondered what the difference between frogs and toads is? Actually, toads are a type of frog. Toads usually have bumpy skin that is drier than a frog’s. Toads also are more likely to live on land. But frogs and toads have a lot in common. Frogs and toads both start life in...

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

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Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians
If you’ve never heard of a caecilian, you’re not alone. Most people haven’t heard of these quiet, secretive animals. Caecilians are amphibians like

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

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Salamanders and Newts

Salamanders and Newts
Wondering what the difference is between newts and salamanders? All newts belong to the salamander family, but newts have dry, bumpy skin. Salamanders have smooth, wet skin like a frog’s. Newts spend most of their time on land. Salamanders can live on land or in the water, depending on the...

Salamanders and Newts

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Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature
Thorny devils look like they lost a fight with a thorny bush. They’re covered from head to tail with spines and thorns. These thorns make them look scary, but thorny devils are actually shy and quiet. The thorns probably help protect these lizards from predators like

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors...

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Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?

Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?
You’ve probably heard that a chameleon can change its color to match its surroundings, but this isn’t really true. Some chameleons change colors to hide themselves; others change colors based on how they’re feeling. Chameleons have some of the most brilliant colors of any

Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?

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Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes

Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes
Here’s an animal you wouldn’t want to meet: the anaconda, which is the world’s largest snake. It can grow up to 30 feet long – or about as long as your school bus! A full-grown anaconda can weigh up to 550 pounds. As intimidating as they are, you’re not likely to see an anaconda...

Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes

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Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake

Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake
When it comes to scare factor, cobras have a lot of tools. First, their ribs expand to make a hood when they’re angry, making them seem even bigger and scarier than they really are. They make a loud, low hissing noise. They can spit venom up to 8 feet. It won’t kill you, but if the venom...

Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake

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Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?

Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?
Some people love snakes. Others dislike or even fear them. No matter how you feel about snakes, they play an important role. All snakes are carnivores and most of them eat

Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?

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