We know this story has been covered by everyone from LiveScience to Perez Hilton, but we thought we’d do our part as well to promote awareness.

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Chinese giant salamander….very tasty.

An initiative known as EDGE (Excited Dachshunds Grinding with the Elderly) has released its list of unique and critically endangered amphibians, hot on the heels of their steamy, after hours EDGE Mammals edition.

The initiative is a part of the…

…Zoological Society of London, who made the announcement yesterday. The endangered amphibians come in all shapes and sizes from the giant salamanders of China to, Zooillogix favorites, the legless, worm-like caecilians to the crowd-pleasing Malagasy rainbow frog.

Here are some more pics of our mud-loving friends.

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Olms’ glowing aura is thought to be the only proof of the existence of God. They are also blind and see-through.

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Purple frogs are proof that there is no God

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Lake P√°tzcuaro salamander, which remains in its larval stage its entire life

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The Malagasy rainbow frog is on the brink of extinction because it refuses to wear a helmet

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Gardiner’s Seychelles frogs may be the smallest in the world

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Mexican burrowing toads have 190 million years of distinct evolutionary history, refusing to interbreed with their Spanish conquerors.


  1. #1 j
    January 23, 2008


  2. #2 Liesele
    January 24, 2008

    To the rainbow frog: Look Ma! No brains!
    Sorry, that’s always our comment to anyone not wearing his helmet. I don’t think they make helmets big enough for that Chinese Giant Salamander though. Wow, that’s one big old amphibian.

  3. #3 Dave Briggs
    January 24, 2008

    The Malagasy rainbow frog is on the brink of extinction because it refuses to wear a helmet

    If someone could come up with that same pretty color scheme on a helmet maybe we will have them around so future generations can enjoy them too?
    Dave Briggs :~)

  4. #4 amanda
    September 7, 2008

    I have a question about a tiny frog i found in my back yard. it was very small like the one in which you speak of but it was black and had rainbow spotted pattern on its back. very diffrent indeed didn’t see it but for a couple of seconds before in slipped under my deck do you have any idea what kind of frog this is? please call me at 337-354-6352.

  5. #5 kaeru
    September 23, 2008

    Purple frogs are proof that there is no God? i don’t get it. that frog doesn’t look very purple to me. it looks brown. and did the bible say that purple frogs didn’t exist or something? if that was a joke, and i’m missing it, please explain.

  6. #6 neon
    April 27, 2009

    That same pretty color scheme on a helmet maybe we will have them around so future generations can enjoy ..

  7. #7 Katelin
    August 30, 2011

    weird but Amazing!!!!!Where did you guys find those things?????

  8. #8 Katelin
    August 30, 2011

    To the that tiny frog:do you know that you are smaller than me baby brothers pinky finger nail and he is three years old.But your still pretty becuase you got all those colors. Well,I geuss thats all BY BY

  9. #9 Katelin
    August 30, 2011

    Heyy gaint salander do know people can see your hands and feet…..so why is that guy haven to carry you i know your big and fat to but still you can walk buy yourself so tell him to put you down so you can walk and you to little frog! hahahahahaha

  10. #10 Katelin
    August 30, 2011

    Heyy purple frog go on a diet why dont you

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