Most people picture a frog when they hear the word amphibian. Their are actually three groups of amphibians: newts and salamanders (urodeles), frogs and toads (anurans), and caecilinas (gymnophiones). Amphibians are interesting animals. They spend a good part of their life in or near water but breath with lungs instead of gills like fish. Amphibians have to stay close to water because their eggs need to stay wet to survive. Click their picture to see their biography.
Pixie Frog or African Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus). Pixie frogs can grow to be 9 inches long! It's the second largest frog in the world! It obviously didn't get the name Pixie from it's size, instead it came from it's scientific name Pyxicephalus. These frogs like to burrow down into the moist ground near puddles in the open grasslands of Africa. There they sit and wait for their prey to walk by. All of a sudden they stick out their tongue and engulf the unsuspecting prey. Pixie frogs will eat anything that fits into their mouth: insects, mice, lizards, birds, even other frogs.