Week in Photos: Mini Frogs Born, Odd Star Spotted, More

Week in Photos: Mini Frogs Born, Odd Star Spotted, More
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Washington, D.C., November 29, 2007—Four baby "froglets" hopped into the world on November 20, 2007, the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo has announced.

These Solomon Island leaf frogs are among the few frog or amphibian species to skip the tadpole phase and emerge as mini-adults.

The species comes from the moist lowland forests of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, where it faces threats such as pollution and loss of habitat.

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—Photograph by Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian National Zoo/AP
 
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