New Species

New Dancing Frogs Discovered

05/08/2014

Dancing FrogScientists have discovered fourteen new species of "dancing frogs" in India.  No, this is not a gimmick by Warner Bros to promote their latest Looney Tunes cartoon. The dancing behavior is done by the males as part of their mating ritual. The males' leg waving both attracts females and pushes away other males competing for those females.

Sadly, these frogs are threatened as their wetland habitat dries up.  Watch this video about this great discovery and then learn how you can help frogs right in your own backyard

 

...And, just for fun, here's the Looney Tunes version:

 

 

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David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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