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northern leopard frog

Scientific Name: Rana pipiens

Descriptions: Leopard frogs are medium sized frogs that have a green or sometimes brownish body and many dark round spots. They are entirely white underneath. Leopard frogs normally grow to about 2 to 3 inches long. In the wild they live about 4 years, but have been known to live up to 9 years in captivity .  

Habitat: These frogs are found throughout the northern U.S. and Canada. They like to live near water such as the edges of ponds and lakes . They have been known to move away from the water once breeding season is over. Leopard frogs used to be very common throughout the entire country but have mysteriously been in decline through recent years. Now they are rare in many areas.

Food: As tadpoles, these frogs eat plants in the water. When they grow to adulthood, they eat all sorts of insects. Like most frogs, they are not picky about what they eat.

This is what the leopard frog sounds like.

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