Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have made an amazing discovery – a frog that bears an uncanny resemblance to the most famous of all frogs, Kermit.
Costa Rica was already well known for being home to a diverse range of frogs, but the recent discovery of Hyalinobatrachium dianae has caused a stir with many people pointing out the resemblance with Kermit the Frog, the most famous of The Muppets.
Only six samples of the new species were discovered by researchers, suggesting that the puppet lookalike is a very rare find indeed.
Only growing up to an inch long, these frogs were discovered in Costa Rica’s rainforest areas, far away from human habitation.
Scientists initially didn’t make the connection between Kermit and the frog’s appearance, although the media soon caught on and turned Hyalinobatrachium dianae into an international story!
“I would really like to eat one of these rare frogs,” wrote a social media user from Russia. “However, I have been told by the Costa Rican scientists that made the discovery that it is unlikely I’ll ever get the opportunity.”