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Frogs
Frog
Characteristics
Size

0.30 to 12 inches

Weight

0.4375 to 6.6 pounds

Lifespan

Up to 15 years in captivity

Habitat

Marshland

Diet

Carnivorous

Predators

Birds
Fish
Lizards
Snakes

Frogs are creatures that appear in The Lion King universe.

Appearance

Frogs are known for their long hind legs and webbed toes, which enable them to swim. Their eyes are large and spaced widely apart, and their skin can be smooth or warty, depending on their kind. Like other amphibians, frogs have highly permeable skin through which oxygen can pass through.[1] This enables them to respire through their skin in places with little access to air.

Information

In the Real World

The majority of frogs are born as tadpoles and develop into frogs later in their life cycle. However, some frogs, called "direct developers", are born as fully functioning frogs.[2] This allows them to be born away from water, in unusual habitats such as mountaintops.[2]

With the exception of Antarctica, frogs can be found on every continent, though they are inclined to live in warmer tropical areas.[2] They mainly live on a diet of insects and small animals, feeding on earthworms, minnows, and spiders.[2] Natural predators of the frog include birds, fish, lizards, and snakes.

In the Universe

In The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

Frogs sing background vocals in the song "Stand By Me".

In The Lion King 1½

A frog is seen when Timon "looks beyond what he sees" after meeting Rafiki.

In Operation Pridelands

Timon and Pumbaa rescue Gozi, a frog, from the termite queen, Kisangani. Gozi later appears at a celebratory bonfire, celebrating the end of Scar's reign.

In Rafiki Remembers

In A King for the Frogs

In this folk tale by Rafiki, a group of frogs is making the lake a miserable place to live, as they are constantly croaking and laughing. Such disarray inspires an older frog to gather the group together and proclaim that they make themselves a grand king. With the group's consent, the wise frog asks one of the gods to promote a king over their lake.

In answer to the wise frog's prayer, the god throws a rock into the midst of the lake. At first, the frogs are quiet, creeping around their new king with care. However, when it becomes apparent that their "king" is only a rock, the frogs pick up their noisy habits once more.

Despairingly, the old frog appeals again to the god. This time, the god sends a new king to the lake, a king of great size, strength, and speed, a king who will promote peace and quiet for the rest of his days. This king is a crocodile, and a fierce crocodile at that. Since the start of his reign, the frogs have remained quiet and still in hopes that they will not be targeted by the great new king of the lake.

In An Unusual Choir

Simba hires a group of frogs to join his choir.

Notable Frogs


Name Information Format Appearances Picture

Gallery

References

  1. [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 [2]

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