Fun Fact Friday: Kermit’s Real World Twin

Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center

Photo: Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center

Did you know there’s a real frog that looks just like Kermit? It’s true!

In Costa Rica, a new type of glass frog has been discovered that bears an uncanny resemblance to the bright green Muppet. The Hyalinobatrachium dianae has gone undiscovered for many years, but is quickly becoming one of the best known frogs in the world, due to a striking similarity to its fuzzier counterpart.

Aside from its green hue and unmistakeably familiar eyes, another interesting characteristic is the frog’s translucent underbelly, which allows its internal organs to be clearly seen.

We’ve heard it said that it’s not easy being green, but I’m guessing being see-through is no picnic either!


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