Adorable Real-Life Kermit Discovered in Costa Rica

Rebecca OConnell

The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center recently unveiled a newly discovered and described frog—and he might look a little familiar. Found in the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica, the little green amphibian bears a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog.

The new addition is called the Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog, after the senior author’s mother Janet Diane Kubicki. Glassfrogs get their name thanks to their translucent skin—you can see all their organs right through their bellies.

The new frog is the fourteenth glassfrog known to live in Costa Rica. It's the first see-through frog discovered since 1973, so the scientific community is pretty pumped.

And, of course, The Muppets are excited too: