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The Earth Connection -
A few months ago, scientists discovered a ‘new’ frog! So tiny, only the size of a pea when full-grown, this diminutive creature is the second smallest frog in the world. Although specimens of the little creature have been seen in museums for more than 100 years, they had been misidentified as juveniles of other species. The ‘new’ frog, called Microhyla nepenthicola, was discovered living in and around pitcher plants in a national park on the Southeast Asian i...
One of The Rarest Frogs in The World
This rare frog which is called purple frog was discovered for the first time in 2003, in Western Ghats in India. It is the one and only place where these species can be found. The frog is really purple, has very small eyes, unusual nose and believed to be a relative of ancient frogs, that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. Frankly, it looks rather strange, but sounds even worse!
Purple frogs are also known as the pig-nosed frog. They grow to about 3 inches in length. They were discovered in 2003 in the Idukki district of Kerala and are very rare. They are listed as under the endangered species. They are burrowing frogs. Purple frogs will burrow 4 to 12 feet underground to search for food. Their main diet are termites, worms and ants. They live underground and come out of their burrow only during the monsoon season to breed.
The power of unusual animal friendships
Hitching a ride In 2006, a photographer in India snapped this photo of a mouse perched on the back of a frog as floodwaters rose. The annual summer monsoon rains arrived early that year, but this lucky little mouse managed to keep its head above water, thanks to a froggy friendship.