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A false tomato frog (Dyscophus guineti) in an aquarium at Zurich Zoo, Switzerland. The species is normally found in Madagascar's Masoala rainforest. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

A false tomato frog (Dyscophus guineti) in an aquarium at Zurich Zoo, Switzerland. The species is normally found in Madagascar’s Masoala rainforest Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

For nonpoisonous frogs, the trick to not becoming dinner is to look poisonous, but not too poisonous. Scientists studied frogs in the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador, and this non-toxic frog, Allobates zaparo, has colorful patterns that tell predators that it is toxic and would not make a good meal. Although A. zaparo can't actually back up this threat, its coloration fools predators into looking elsewhere for food.

40 Freaky Frog Photos

this non-toxic frog, Allobates zaparo, has colorful patterns that tell predators that it is toxic and would not make a good meal.

Wild cat TOT !!!  Gorgeous.

SO pretty! Newly discovered species of leopard with largest fangs in cat world. Long thought to be identical to the clouded leopards living on mainland South East Asia, genetic analysis has shown that the Bornean big cat is in fact a separate species.

Cuban Monte Iberia word's smallest frog-  the name Eleutherodactylus iberia was introduced, it is generally darker and the lines on its back do not extend as far to the rear. Because of the extreme miniaturization of the species, it possesses fewer teeth than its cousins and a laryngeal apparatus comparable in size to the head of a pin (resulting in a high-pitched call of a series of irregular chirps, comparable to other species of the genus).

"Pea sized" micro-frog found on the south east Asian island of Borneo, measuring long. The frog has been named Microhyla nepenthicola after the plant on which it lives, according to taxonomy magazine Zootaxa.

The Table Mountain ghost frog only exists on Table Mountain near Cape Town, South Africa. This Critically Endangered species is threatened by changes to its habitat.

The world's most endangered frogs

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs, with up to half of the world's amphibian species in danger of extinction

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Vietnamese Mossy Frog - definitely in the running for World's Ugliest Animal!

So, Antony and Lois buy a bromeliad from a garden centre. Then, this guy pops out! Anybody care to help us ID what species it is?

So, Antony and Lois buy a bromeliad from a garden centre. Then, this guy pops out! Anybody care to help us ID what species it is?

Vietamese mossy frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog, or Tonkin Bug-eyed Frog (Theloderma corticale), is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is found in Northern Vietnam and possibly China

The Fantastic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya fantastica) of northern Peru has been reassessed due to a taxonomic change. Photo © Timothy D. Paine

The Fantastic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya fantastica) of northern Peru has been reassessed due to a taxonomic change. Photo © Timothy D.

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