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Reptiles and Amphibians – Difference and Similarities
Reptiles and Amphibians – Difference and Similarities If you love snakes, frogs and lizards, then you love reptiles and amphibians. Reptiles and amphibians are a lot alike. They both...
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 the water. Their mothers lay eggs in a puddle or near a

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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 frogs and
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 species. Salamanders and newts are
Tuataras – The Living Fossils
Tuataras – The Living Fossils Tuataras are reptiles, but they aren’t lizards. Their closest relatives died out during the time of the...
Crocodilians – It’s History, Types and Habitats
Crocodilians – It’s History, Types and Habitats Crocodiles are reptiles like snakes and lizards, but did you know they’re more closely related to birds and...
Gila Monster – The Largest Lizards in USA
Gila Monster – The Largest Lizards in USA The Gila monster isn’t really a monster, but a very big lizard. In fact, the Gila monster is the largest lizard in the U.S. Unless you live in Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah or southeastern California, you’ll probably never see a Gila...
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 birds and...
Frilled Lizards – The Lizards With Most Creative Protections
Frilled Lizards – The Lizards With Most Creative Protections Most animals have some way to protect themselves against enemies. The frilled lizard has one of the most creative protections. This little lizard opens up a frill around its neck to make it look big and scary. It might open its mouth and hiss. But if these tactics don’t work, the...
Komodo Dragons – The Largest Reptiles on Earth
Komodo Dragons – The Largest Reptiles on Earth What animal has more bacteria in its mouth than a sewer? The Komodo dragon of Indonesia. Komodo dragons are the largest reptiles on
Green Basilisk Lizard – Lizards That Can Walk on Water
Green Basilisk Lizard – Lizards That Can Walk on Water In Central America lives one of the most interesting lizards on earth – the green basilisk lizard. This lizard is sometimes called a double-crested...
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
Slow Worms – The Worms That Look Like Snakes
Slow Worms – The Worms That Look Like Snakes You’ve probably never seen a slow worm or even heard of one, because these animals don’t live in America. They’re considered a sort of hero in Europe and Britain, though, because they eat massive numbers of
Flying Dragons or Draco Lizards – The Lizards That Can Fly
Flying Dragons or Draco Lizards – The Lizards That Can Fly Most myths have a grain of truth in them, including the myth of winged dragons that can fly. In Asia, there is a small lizard that can fly, called the flying dragon. Flying dragons don’t have wings though. They have flaps of skin on either side of their bodies. The...
Geckos – The Cool Looking Little Lizards
Geckos – The Cool Looking Little Lizards Geckos are cool-looking little lizards that live in hot places. Like all reptiles, they can’t regulate their body
Fierce Snake – The World’s Most Poisonous Snake
Fierce Snake – The World’s Most Poisonous Snake Imagine a venom so toxic that one drop can kill 100 grown men. That’s the venom of the fierce snake, the world’s most poisonous snake. Fortunately, fierce snakes live in remote areas of
Pythons – Snakes That Swallow Whole Animals
Pythons – Snakes That Swallow Whole Animals Like anacondas and boa constrictors, pythons are constricting
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 soon, except maybe in the zoo. Anacondas live only in
Boa Constrictors – The World’s Most Beautiful Snakes
Boa Constrictors – The World’s Most Beautiful Snakes Boa constrictors are possibly the world’s most beautiful snakes. They come in many colors, including tan, pink, red, green or yellow, and their skins are often marked with intricate patterns. In the wild, boa constrictors live in Central and
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 gets in
Rattlesnakes – When Do They Attack Humans?
Rattlesnakes – When Do They Attack Humans? You’re walking through the desert when you hear a dry, rattling sound. That sound is probably a rattlesnake, letting you know to stay away. There are over 32 species of rattlesnakes and they all live in
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 rodents, such as mice,
Turtles – How They Differ From Tortoises?
Turtles – How They Differ From Tortoises? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a tortoise and a turtle? Both animals are reptiles; both lay eggs and both have hard, bony shells. Tortoises live on land, in
 
 
 

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