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A Frog's Life

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1. Egg

Female frogs lay eggs. Tadpoles hatch from these eggs. It takes one to three weeks for the eggs to hatch.

2. Tadpole

A tadpole is born with a tail but no legs. The tadpole lives in water. It uses gills to breathe.

3. Froglet

A tadpole grows into a froglet. The froglet has legs for hopping. It has lungs to breathe.

4. Frog

A froglet grows into an adult frog. An adult frog no longer has a tail. A new life cycle begins when a female frog lays eggs.

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