True Facts Animal Awards: Best Worst Jumping and More

True Facts Animal Awards: Best Worst Jumping and More

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Thanks To:
Dr. Christopher G. Brown, Georgia Gwinnett College
Dr. Scott P. Egan, Rice University
Dr. Chris Barnhart, Missouri State University
Dr. Adrian Smith – @AntLab
Dr. Andreas Kay – @AndreasKay
Chris R. Brown
Judy Gallagher

Adam S, Campos M, Heron HDC, Staines CL, Westerduijn R, Chaboo CS. 2022. Natural history of Cassida sphaerula Boheman, 1854 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini) on Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (Asteraceae: Arctotidinae) in South Africa, with a checklist of South African Cassidinae (leaf-mining and tortoise beetles). Insecta Mundi 0945: 1–23.

Caveney S, h. Faecal firing in a skipper caterpillar is pressure-driven. J Exp Biol. 1998 Jan;201 (Pt 1):121-33. doi: 10.1242/jeb.201.1.121.

Essner RL Jr, Pereira REE, Blackburn DC, Singh AL, Stanley EL, Moura MO, Confetti AE, Pie MR. Semicircular canal size constrains vestibular function in miniaturized frogs. Sci Adv. 2022 Jun 17;8(24):eabn1104. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abn1104. 

Essner, R.L., Suffian, D.J., Bishop, P.J. et al. Landing in basal frogs: evidence of saltational patterns in the evolution of anuran locomotion. Naturwissenschaften 97, 935–939 (2010).

Goutte, S., Mason, M.J., Antoniazzi, M.M. et al. Intense bone fluorescence reveals hidden patterns in pumpkin toadlets. Sci Rep 9, 5388 (2019).

Goutte, S., Mason, M.J., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J. et al. Evidence of auditory insensitivity to vocalization frequencies in two frogs. Sci Rep 7, 12121 (2017).

Mattila HR, Otis GW, Nguyen LTP, Pham HD, Knight OM, Phan NT (2020) Honey bees (Apis cerana) use animal feces as a tool to defend colonies against group attack by giant hornets (Vespa soror). PLoS ONE 15(12): e0242668.

Nunes I, Guimarães CS, Moura PHAG, Pedrozo M, Moroti MdT, Castro LM, et al. (2021) Hidden by the name: A new fluorescent pumpkin toadlet from the Brachycephalus ephippium group (Anura: Brachycephalidae). PLoS ONE 16(4): e0244812.

Reilly, Stephen, Richard Essner, Sally Wren, Luke Easton, Phillip J. Bishop, Movement patterns in leiopelmatid frogs: Insights into the locomotor repertoire of basal anurans, Behavioural Processes, Volume 121, 2015, Pages 43-53, ISSN 0376-6357,

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40 Responses

  1. Ze Frank says:

    Head over to Hunt A Killer at and use zefrank for 10% off your order of Immersive Murder
    Mystery Games today! Thanks to Hunt A Killer for sponsoring the awards!

    • Hellheart says:

      @scrappy doo his channel is Failed-attention-seeking-on-Youtube

    • Tragoudistros.MPH says:

      4:14 oh good, I might have killed for nothing…😅

    • Hi Enable says:

      Could you please add subtitles? It’d be easier for me as a non native English speaker to follow along. Thanks!

    • sleeperjay says:

      Laughing so much i had to stop the video! I couldn’t hear your narration over my own laughter! THANK YOU, ZE FRANK! 😂😂😂

    • N says:

      Omg!funny funny!luv the frog!ZEFRANK plz do a video on those desert round frogs..there absolutely flippin hilarious they’re back ends look like sum old mans bum!i think its very important u put in peta’s cuz there at risk of extinction like seriously a huge problem if we do loose them but thank you!my prayin mantises try to jump..there no good but i do have jumper spiders n boy i luv letting them in my “flower room” i give both insects diff days out to clear the bugs n there great at clearing them!!

  2. Jesse Short says:

    Best guy on YouTube right here. Deserves an award himself.

  3. Ethan Livemere says:

    Thanks for giving me a new trivia question to ask people: “What do the words fork, turret, comb, plate and stylus have in common?”

  4. GOGADAAK! says:

    Love the squeak that Jerry edited in, let’s give him a raise

  5. Dan_Ganing_Fan says:

    The Oscars wish they were this entertaining. These categories keep getting better and better. Those _Brachycephalus_ frogs especially deserved the win. What they lack in a graceful landing, they make up for in being absolutely adorable.

    • HalfNeptupnian says:

      ​@Ian Pedlar if there are people that can get off to literally watching someone take a shit, then why can’t you believe there are people who likes a perfectly good movie

    • BergenDev says:

      @WatershipUp Will Smith would find a reason to slap someone anyway.

    • ba doem says:

      @Ian Pedlar are trying to argue opinions are universal? I’m not even aware if what movie it is, but this is a shit take.

    • men bls says:

      Seriously those frogs are like a real life Apu Apustaja lmao

  6. Dustin Finds Rocks says:

    Zefrank deserves an award. So many treasures! Sad cat diaries is legendary.

    • suzi q says:

      @dinchy12 , Easy: get a puppy that jumps on people, or stop bathing. Don’t offer beverages or food. They’ll stop visiting. My German Shepherd has been a ⭐️ at keeping salespeople (and a few family members) away, and I can still bathe. 😂

    • dinchy12 says:

      I’ll give him award for showing me how I can get fewer guests…

    • Randy Ward says:

      I showed my friend the Sad Cat Diaries video yesterday! True legend!

    • Nerfherder42 says:

      I like that one dog that doesn’t understand why it’s not supposed to be there 😂

  7. Peter Kjær Torrild says:

    “Zefrank’s Animal Awards is the best show on Youtube! I don’t know why they didn’t get an Emmy, but at least the animals got the recognition they deserve!”

  8. HylaHerping says:

    The part with the frogs flopping everywhere was brilliant lol

  9. Jayne Ulestad says:

    I still think you need to make a video of all the bloopers in a year for us! See how much trouble Jerry gets into lmao!

  10. Frosty the Snowman says:

    That frog jumping through the air and stiffening up is the most cute and sad thing I’ve ever seen happen simultaneously.

    • Bluecho4 says:

      It’s like every time the frog jumps, it thinks, “Well, guess I’ll die” and t-poses to assert dominance on Death.

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