Consisting of more than 5 000 species described, frogs are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates. Sadly though, populations of many frog species are declining significantly. So please don’t freak out next time you find one in your shower – don’t kill him, rather take him outside and leave him in your garden. And if you see one stuck in your pool, help him out! Also, don’t order frogs legs at a French restaurant…

Frogs feature prominently in folklore, fairy tales and popular culture, where they tend to be portrayed as benign, ugly and clumsy – but with hidden talents. Examples include Michigan J. Frog, The Frog Prince and Kermit the Frog.

Photo by: Katrine Anker-Nilssen

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