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Frog Mating Season: 'Male frogs need to get really cold in order to be very fertile'

While many humans were wooing their partners for Valentine’s day yesterday, you might have hear...

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15.30 15 Feb 2024


Frog Mating Season: 'Male frogs need to get really cold in order to be very fertile'


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While many humans were wooing their partners for Valentine’s day yesterday, you might have heard the call of frogs.  

Yes, the mating season for the common frog has coincided with Valentine’s day for the last few years, but their mating rituals means both male and female frogs are more exposed and vulnerable than usual.  

Collie Ennis is the Science Officer with the Herpetological Society of Ireland, and a Zoology research associate at Trinity College in Dublin, and he’s leading a campaign to help protect the amorous amphibians...


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