Save The Frogs Day 2022: History, significance, and more
Save The Frogs Day will be celebrated on April 30 this year to raise awareness about these amazing amphibians and to protect certain species of them from going extinct. The day was planned and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, a California-based non-profit organization. The volunteers of the organization have conducted over 1,500 educational SAVE THE FROG events in 58 countries globally since 2009.
Frogs have inhabited Earth for millions of years and are extremely important for our ecosystem as they control the population of bugs and prevent several diseases. The modern frog's first ancestor dates back to the Triassic period, about 252 million years ago. However, their population has been decreasing rapidly since the 1950s and around 200 frog species have gone extinct since the 1970s.
Save The Frogs Day events are organized in various countries, including India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Nepal, Portugal, the Philippines, the US, and Uganda. The events schedule activities including frog art and poetry competition for children, frog-themed crafts, and presentations on amphibian history, ecology, and conservation. The day educates people about these important reptiles, how they benefit the ecosystem, and the dangers they face.
Get in the spirit and listen to some music or songs about frogs like Kiss That Frog by Peter Gabriel or Peace Frog by The Doors. You can also watch some frog-themed films like The Princess and the Frog, The Frog Kingdom, and Another Froggy Evening. You can also make a donation to any frog-saving organization. Raise awareness about the day on social media.
There are more than 4,700 frog species found on every continent, except Antarctica. Frogs do not drink water using their mouths but they absorb water as their skin is permeable. If a frog's ear called tympanum is smaller than its eyes, then it is female and if it's larger, it is male. Certain frogs can jump 20 times their own height or even higher.