5 Interesting Facts About Goliath Frogs

Goliath Frog

This is a goliath frog minding his own business

I really like big animals, so today I want to write about a really big frog, the goliath frog.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. As you can probably guess by their name, these guys are big.  In fact, they are the largest frogs in the world, growing up to a foot long and weighing up to 3 kg. If you stretch their legs out, they are about three feet long.
  2. They mainly eat small crabs, but also eat smaller frogs and insects.
  3. Unlike most other frogs and toads, the goliath frog doesn’t have a vocal sac, so they don’t call out to attract mates.
  4. They are considered to be a delicacy to the local people and are often caught for food.
  5. The goliath frog is only found in fast flowing rivers in the countries of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.  They are considered endangered, mainly due to habitat loss and hunting.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about goliath frogs?

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