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How Big Do Frogs Get?
Rabbinic Lore and Reality
Rabbinic lore describes the plague of frogs in Egypt as beginning with a single giant frog, and other stories in the Talmud speak of frogs the size of villages. While such accounts are often interpreted non-literally, there are frogs that can grow extremely large.
Pictured here being held by two of our volunteers is our amazing African pixie frog, whose name does not refer to its appearance, but is rather a contraction of its scientific name Pyxicephalus adspersus. Amazingly, this is not even the largest frog in the world - that would be the Goliath frog of Cameroon, which grows to be twice as big!
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