The water-holding frog is a species most often found in Australia, where it seems to thrive both in forests and in swamps. Due to its high adaptability to environmental conditions, it is estimated that its population is relatively large.
What makes this frog such an interesting creature is that it has evolved to synchronize its biological clock to outside weather conditions.
More precisely: when the frog has sufficient water resources available for use, it breeds and goes about its business like most other creatures.
However, once droughts hit, the frog buries itself in the ground, and can remain there for up to two years, when the next rainy season arrives.
In order to survive for such extended periods of time in the underground, the frog absorbs up to 15% of its body weight in water, turning into something quite similar to an oddly looking sponge.
Watch this newly released video to learn more about the water-holding frog and its amazing survival skills.