Frogs are amphibians that live on land, but they need water in order to breed and lay their eggs. In England we have two native frogs: the Common Frog and the much rarer Pool Frog.
Skin is very important to a frog because it breathes through its skin, but it can only do this if the skin is moist and this is why frogs always need to live near water or in wet conditions. Also a frog’s skin can change colour so it can blend into its background to hide away from enemies.
Frogs are squat creatures with short bodies, no necks and no tails. They have very long legs which they use to jump long distances. Frogs can easily jump 30 times their own length. They have short arms and their feet are webbed to help them to swim. Frogs have very large noticeable eyes which protrude out and they also have wide mouths with teeth on the upper jaw.