Amphibians Amazing Facts 4u

25 Amazing Facts that will surprise you About Amphibians | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amphibians are cold blooded animals which can stay both in water and on land.
  2. Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. Amazingly they evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes, and even lizards.
  3. Sea turtles excrete salt absorbed in sea water from their eyes, which is why they seem to cry.
  4. The shell of a turtle is amazingly made up of 60 different bones all connected together.
  5. Most tortoise species can live up to more than hundred years of age.
  6. One can determine the sex of tortoise amazingly by their tail. Male tortoises have long tails whereas females have short tail. Male tails are kept tucked to the side.
  7. Giant tortoises keep growing their whole lives.
  8. It’s amazing that tortoises drink water through their noses.  Also tortoises do not have teeth.
  9. Adult tortoise can survive for many years without access to the water.
  10. Adwaita , the giant tortoise was documented to have lived amazingly for about 255 years ! It was originally owned by General Robert Clive of the East India Company. It died in 2006 in Indian zoo. Scientists carbon dated his shell to around the year 1750!
  11. It’s amazing that sea turtles can go many months without eating or drinking.
  12. Turtles don’t have vocal cords but they can still make noises.
  13. The leatherback is the biggest sea turtle at 6 1/2 ft long and it can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds.
  14. Fact is you can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt and females hiss.
  15. Some land turtles can actually out run a human on level ground.
  16. In turtles, amazingly the intestine is also used for respiration, as it takes in oxygen. That’s how they stay underwater for so long.
  17. You will find male sea turtles on land only when they hatch out; otherwise, they never come to the earth’s surface.Only one out of thousand baby sea turtles survive after hatching.
  18. When the frog blinks, its eyeballs are pushed downwards creating a bulge in the roof of its mouth which squeezes the food inside the frog’s mouth down the back of its throat.
  19. Amazing fact is the poison arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
  20. Frogs never drink. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis.
  21. A frog can taste it’s food by touching it with its eye.
  22. Amazingly the bee frog of Africa is no bigger than a bee.
  23. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
  24. Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners of their eyes.
  25. Salamander’s breath through their skin.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team


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