‘Scrotum’ frogs on edge of extinction on display at Chester Zoo
27 August 2021 | 5:55 pm
The endangered Lake Titicaca frog is making its debut at Chester Zoo, in the north of England. It’s the world’s largest aquatic frog, and takes its name from the lake where it lives on the border of Bolivia and Peru - but thanks to its unusual look means the animal is better known by its nickname ‘scrotum’ frog.
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