World’s Weirdest Father

By Anupum Pant

A tadpole’s life is tough. In the initial few days, before it can move around with ease, it is susceptible to becoming the dinner of several other creatures. But the darwin’s frog, a frog wich looks like a leaf, grows to be about 2-4 cm at most, has a trick up its sleeve to avoid this.

After the female has laid eggs and the ones that have hatched, the male frog of this species gobbles up its kids and keeps them in its vocal sac to raise them. The tadpoles grow inside the male’s vocal sac and when they are ready to face the outside world, the father spits out his sons.

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