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Amphibians are a great addition to a life science or biology classroom. Brilliantly colored, diurnal and hardy, fire-bellied toads, Bombina orientalis, are an exceptional pet. Amphibian literally means “double life,” as they spend part of their lives in water and part on land. Fire-bellied toads can live up to 12 years in captivity with proper care and maintenance. They are native to northeast China, Korea, southern Japan and Russia, enjoying coniferous forests with broad leaves and slow moving streams or ponds. As omnivores, they feed on plant substances as tadpoles and invertebrates as adults.