Pelophylax – Water frogs

For most of these frogs, instead of warm bubble bath, an icy stream is a relaxing dip

Did you know that there is a World Water Frog Day? Yep, it’s a thing, and it’s on April the 1st. All water frog species are found in Eurasia and some parts of north Africa. These frogs spend most of their time in the water, and usually have well-developed toe webbing.

The vast majority of water frogs are Endangered. Agricultural expansion and other human development, such as cutting down cloud forests and encroaching upon water frogs’ habitats, are the major threats to their existence. Moreover, human consumption is one of the biggest threats facing water frogs.