Amphibians (frogs and salamanders are the main types) are a super-cool, freaky group of animals. Although amphibians need to live in or near water to survive, individual species have evolved incredible adaptations that allow them to survive in wild places all over the world.
The word “amphibian” is from the Greek word amphibios, which means “double life.” In a sense, amphibians are two kinds of animal in one. When they’re young, they live in water and have gills like fish. When they become adults, they are more like reptiles, living on land and breathing air.