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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:03 AM

The World's Biggest Frogs Are So Chunky, They Shift Rocks to Build Their Own Ponds




DAVID NIELD 9 AUG 2019

The aptly named goliath frog is the biggest species of frog in the world, and scientists now say it's the first African amphibian we know of to engage in 'nest-building' activity something that may actually be responsible for their gigantic size.

The nests that these frogs build are small, protected ponds for their young offspring, and their construction involves shifting rocks up to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) in weight along the way.

Over generations, that labour could have helped develop the chunky legs and overall size of the frogs, according to researchers.

Goliath frogs are only found in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, growing up to 34 cm (a little over 13 inches) in length, and weighing up to 3.3 kg (7.3 pounds). But despite their size, scientists know very little about them.

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https://www.sciencealert.com/the-world-s-biggest-frogs-are-so-huge-they-build-they-own-ponds-for-their-young

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

1. Jeremiah, is that you?

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

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