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How far can a frog jump?

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Tree frogs can jump 7 feet, which is 50 times the length of their body. Many other frogs can jump at least 20 times their own length. However, some frogs have short hind legs and hop only short distances.

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How far can a frog jump?
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Frogs have varying jumping abilities because different species have different foot and leg structures. All aquatic frogs have webbed hind feet, which lets them swim quickly with strong strokes but does not tend to help them jump outside of the water. Flying frogs have webbed front feet, which lets them glide long distances when leaping. Burrowing frogs have short, muscular legs that limit jumping power but are helpful in digging burrows.

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