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When amphibians are born they tend to live in water but as they grow, they spend most of their time on land. There are various common characteristics such as having thin, naked skin. The majority have four legs and a membrane in-between their toes which allows them to move with ease in water.
They are oviparous, but they don’t incubate their eggs after laying them, but rather abandon them, leaving them to care for themselves. Amphibians are born as small larvae and start of living in water. Bit by bit their bodies go through a process called metamorphosis, causing their bodies to change and when they are adults they then look like their parents. In the early stages of their lives, some amphibians are herbivores but as they grow older the majority become carnivores.
During this educational video dedicated to preschool and primary children, we will discover the secrets of being an amphibian.