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Beryl
- 222 days ago - reptilesmagazine.com
Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog headlines earlier this year when he was featured on Match.com, where he was looking for a mate... Even frogs need love. He is endangered because of Climate change and a number of reasons.



   

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Beryl L (78)
Thursday December 6, 2018, 11:57 pm
Romeo, The Last Frog Of His Species Seeks Mate Through Match.com
Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog (Telmatobius yuracare) has been in captivity for more than 10 years and is the last known frog of his species. The frog, who made headlines earlier this year when he was featured on Match.com, where he was looking for a mate, is going to, hopefully, get another chance, as Global Wildlife Conservation and the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, are launching field expeditions this month in Bolivia, with the hope of finding a mate in the wild. “Thanks to all of the generous donors—and true romantics—who gave money this past Valentine’s Day to support these expeditions, we have a real shot of saving this species,” said Chris Jordan, GWC’s Central America and Tropical Andes coordinator. “At GWC we’re all about giving the under-frog a chance. Romeo hasn’t given up hope, his fans haven’t given up hope, and neither have we.”

Sehuencas water frogs are fully aquatic frogs that at one point were found in abundance in ponds, rivers and streams of montane cloud forests in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. The frog has suffered due to a combination of the chytrid fungus, climate change, habitat destruction, and the introduction of non-native trout to the frog's aquatic habitat. 🐸

 

Tania N (883)
Friday December 7, 2018, 3:14 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Animae C (508)
Friday December 7, 2018, 3:15 am
LOL, the 'under-frog'!!
i hope a mate is found for Romeo 🐸

TY Beryl
 

Tania N (883)
Friday December 7, 2018, 3:15 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday December 7, 2018, 10:57 am
I pray that they find Romeo a mate.
Thanks Beryl
 

Melania P (123)
Tuesday December 11, 2018, 10:07 am
Oh, amphibians are in real trouble, so sad.
 

Angela K (373)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 1:20 am
Noted & shared
 
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