Amphibians live in and out of the water, with many species being found in wetlands or marsh areas. Many amphibians have slimy bodies that need rehydration, which is why many live near a water source.

Frogs, toads, salamanders and newts make up the family of amphibians. It's easy to find these animals on the ground, but some will also rest in the trees. An amphibian does not need to live submerged in the water, but just have access to a water source. There are a few species that can live in arid, dry climates like a desert, but most amphibians are found near water sources.