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Facts About Goliath Frogs – The World’s Largest Frog

 Facts About Goliath Frogs – The World’s Largest FrogGoliath Frog

We’ve all heard those fairy tale stories about a princess who kisses a frog and it turns into a handsome prince.

Well, if that frog was the world-famous Goliath Frog, it would probably turn into a WWE pro wrestler!

That’s because the Goliath frog (Conraua Goliath) is actually huge!

It’s the largest of the frog species found on Earth and can grow up to 12.5 inches or 32 centimeters in length and weigh up to 7.2 pounds (3.3 kilograms).

The Goliath Frog can be found in the areas of Cameroon and Guinea, near waterfalls and rivers.

Goliath frogs are primarily nocturnal.

They sit and wait for prey on the nearby rocks and logs.

Their diet consists of primarily bugs, small crustaceans, other amphibians, and even fish. However, whatever it can get hold of that’s smaller than itself, may wind up in its belly.

The female of the species is smaller than the male, which is unusual regarding frogs.

When it’s time to breed, the males will actually make a nest of rocks before doing battle with other males to capture a female’s attention. Once the male has the female and they breed, the male goes off on his merry way, leaving the female to fend for the eggs and young.

The tadpoles are independent and dine on only plants found in the area of the rivers and waterfalls.

Due to deforestation, the animals are endangered, as their populations are decreasing.

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