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Fabulous Frogs

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Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior.

Fabulous Frogs

Attenborough’s Family of Fabulous Frogs

Frogs come in a huge variety of shapes, colors, sizes and personalities. Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough met a multitude of these webbed wonders while filming the Nature episode Fabulous Frogs. Click on the buttons below for interesting frog facts and be sure to tune in Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on […]

Fabulous Frogs

Frog Superpowers [Infographics]

From tropical tree tops to lake bottoms to frozen tundra, the diverse group of amphibians we call frogs and toads has conquered nearly every environment on planet earth. Through the process of natural selection, early frog ancestors branched out into over 4000 species; each with a set of traits perfectly suited to its surroundings. While […]

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The World’s Most Endangered Frogs

Frogs and other amphibians are under pressure. Nearly one-third of the world’s amphibians are threatened or extinct, according to a report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Habitat loss is perhaps the biggest contributor to these declines. The spread of a fungus called chytrid (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) has also taken a toll, […]

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Golden Frogs Make Waves

The male Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) has a subtle ways of attracting a females–it waves. This friendly gesture can attract the unwanted attention of a rival male, which often ends in a wrestling match.

Fabulous Frogs

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Fabulous Frogs premieres Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings. Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around […]

The Gathering Swarms

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A look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers – sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locust and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, 17-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the […]