Wednesday, June 14, 2017

African Clawed Frog

We just learned about the Tomato Frog.

Another frog is the African Clawed Frog.

This frog gets its name from having three short claws on its back feet, that it uses to tear up it's food.

One awesome thing about this frog is that along with the Northern Leopard Frog, this was the first type of frog to go into outer space!
In 1961, the Russian space program took some frogs up with them to do some science experiements, and they took the African Clawed Frog and the Northern Leopard Frog, to see how they would do in space.

(from: wikipedia - african clawed frog)

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