Daddy Frog and His Baby Frogs

Oreophryne frogs don't have a tadpole stage. The babies develop while still inside their eggs. Meanwhile, the father guards the clutch at night and keeps his kids safe from predators.

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"It is this rendition [amphibian birth cycle] that well demontrates Nature in her infinite and divers curriculum that can both churn the intestines and raise the gorge of the stoutest man." -- Charles Darwin, 'The Voyage of the Beagle'
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The best thing to come out of posting this picture was showing it to my three-year old. She said, "Daddy frog loves his babies and keeps them safe. My Daddy loves me and keeps me safe."
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