This Goliath frog might just be closer to you than you know. Where this frog is found will certainly bewilder you, but more shocking is what it can do and used for.
Did you know that the world’s largest frog is the Goliath frog and it can only be found in Africa?Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea to be precised. It can grow up to 33 cm in length (over one foot) excluding the leg which can grow to over one foot when stretched.
The Goliath frog can live up to 15 years in the wild. In captivity, they can live up to 21 years. It is preyed upon by snakes, Nile crocodiles, and Nile monitors, among other predators.Goliath frogs are considered to be a source of food in some parts of its native range.They were also highly exported to zoos and animal dealers to be sold as pets.
Unfortunately, these frogs fail to thrive in captivity and almost never reproduce there. Due to their classification as an endangered species, the Equatorial Guinean government has declared that no more than 300 goliaths may be exported out of the country per year.Some are captured and kept as pets.