FROGS

  • Watch: Have you seen FrogTV? This group of frogs can't resist watching a video of worms on an iPhone! September 24, 2014

    If you build it, they will come. Nobody knew frogs were so fond of watching TV until this video. An iPhone playing a video of worms was so intriguing that a group of frogs gathered around it with their eyes glued to the screen. Watch how excitedly they watch worms...
  • Frog's jumping style depends on environment July 4, 2014

    Melbourne: A frog's jump is not as simple as it seems, according to scientists who have discovered that different species adopt different leaping styles depending on their environment. The scientists found that tree dwelling frogs reached great heights but did not cover much distance with their jumps. Aquatic frogs, meanwhile, jumped...
  • Watch: Newly discovered 'dancing' frogs in Western Ghats are now a global sensation, but they could be extinct soon May 10, 2014

    Scientists have discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs that could soon become extinct dur to climate change from the mountains of south India. The frogs stretch their legs in an unusually graceful fashion to attract their mates. The frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats. The study was published in...
  • BJP compares Khurshid to a cockroach after his Modi frog remark August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the BJP has hit a new low with the parties' leaders now comparing each other to animals, insects, reptiles and mammals. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi hit back at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, comparing him to a cockroach. "Salman Khurshid doesn't...
  • Modi, a proverbial frog, says Khurshid August 16, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday likened Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to the proverbial frog just out of the well, fumbling for the right place in the big wide world. "What should I say about Modi? He is like a frog just out of the well and at a...
  • Mid day meal horror continues with frogs being found in Moradabad, Chitrakoot schools July 25, 2013

    After incidents of dead lizard and insecticides being detected in mid day meals, frogs have now been found in the meal served at two primary schools in Moradabad and Chitrakoot districts of Uttar Pradesh, prompting authorities to order an inquiry. A dead frog was found in "Khichdi" served to students at...
  • Take frogs off dissecting table in labs: NBC June 17, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of conservation of endangered animal species especially amphibians, the National Biodiversity Congress has sought a ban on using animals covered under the Wildlife Protection Act for study and experimental purposes. Many species of amphibians, listed as protected in the Wildlife Act, are facing extinction on the global scale...
  • India Positive: Showcasing the good stories November 4, 2012

    Stories of people who inspire, make it believe that there is nothing that is impossible in the world. On this episode, photography gets a whole new meaning. Also, meet an eightyearold boy who dreams of being the next Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • DU scientist works for saving the frog October 31, 2012

    Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: While tigers and elephants figure high on our priority lists, few in India know the importance of amphibians. But a scientist at the Delhi University is turning the tide in favour of the humble frog. In rainswept Koyna, Maharashtra, a group goes on a mission, looking for tiny...
  • 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! October 16, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNNIBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. ...
  • This week on CNNIBN 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! October 12, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNNIBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. We take you on a journey, which starts on the forest floor introducing tiny amphibians said to be the barometer of the forest, some...
  • Five frog species rediscovered in India February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi University scientists have rediscovered five species of frogs not been seen since the last 50100 years. The scientists were a part of a nationwide ambitious project to send out scientists, researchers and school children to look for 50 lost amphibians of India of which nothing is known...
  • Walt Disney's latest offering: AfricanAmerican princess December 14, 2009

    'The Princess and the Frog celebrates an AfricanAmerican princess for the first time. ...
  • WB Farmers fight bad monsoon with frog marriage July 22, 2009

    Kolkata: Bengal farmers are falling back on a trusted local method to bring badly needed monsoon rains marrying off two frogs. Villagers in West Bengal pooled their money together this week to marry Ram and Sita, two frogs named after the most revered mythological couple from the epic Ramayana. Following an...
  • Mr, Mrs Frog are village's rain hope June 21, 2009

    People cheered, blew trumpets and sang songs, as the priest solemnized the marriage of two frogs in a village near Nagpur. Leaving no stone unturned, the marriage was performed with the usual Hindu marriage rituals. The priest chanted hymns while putting streaks of vermilion on the female toad's head. The...
  • Belarus begins construction of tunnel for frogs April 30, 2009

    Moscow: Belarus has begun construction of an underground crossing in a national park to facilitate safe passage of frogs, media reports said on Thursday. The socalled "frog tunnel" in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is part of a reconstruction project of the road linking the park and Brest, a city bordering...
  • Disney beats trend, gets black princess as lead April 22, 2009

    Disney studios have travelled a long way from Cinderella to the studio's newest fairytale princess. CNNs Alina Cho tells us how Disney's breaking new ground with the film The Princess And The Frog where the lead actress is a black princess. ...
  • Watch: New species of frog discovered February 4, 2009

    Meet Chota! and Marki! and Jayrami the new members of the frog community. Philautus Chota, a small 16 mm frog, is amongst the 12 new species of frogs whose existence was unknown to the world, till now. It was Dr Biju and his team who discovered them in western...
  • After dealing with flood water, US tackles frog attack June 29, 2008

    The town of Colona, Illinois in the US has had a month straight out of the Old Testament. First, dealing with floodwaters, and now, they're dealing with a flood of frogs! The frogs surfaced after several rivers flooded outlying areas. People think the boom is because water's idled for so...
  • Delhi on frog hunt to curb mosquito menace July 2, 2007

    New Delhi: On the face of it, it sounds like an ingenious plan: introducing frogs to do away with the rising mosquito population in the Capital. The need for an alternative solution isn't unwarranted. The latest mosquito count report shows that denguecarrying mosquito numbers have increased by over four times in...
  • Raining miseries for flora and fauna September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: In 2004, the Indian Government released its first report on climate change. While it spoke of things like higher temperatures, increased rainfall and food insecurity, it also stated that in the future the forest ecosystem would be the worst affected. Says Delhi Bird Club member Nikhil, "Bharatput is best...
  • Assam holds frog marriages for rain August 20, 2006

    Guwahati: The people of Assam, facing droughtlike conditions this year, have turned to the rain gods by organising 'frog marriages' and holding special namaz. For a state where floods are an annual 'ritual', the scanty rainfall has caught many unawares, including the government. The administration was all set to deal with...