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The last of the Seheuncas Water Frogs

Discussion in 'Bolivia' started by Fresco3, 9 Feb 2018.

  1. Fresco3

    Fresco3 Well-Known Member

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    Scientist in Bolivia are in a five year race to save the Seheuncas Water Frog from extinction.

    Only one animal is known to be alive, a male named Romeo, in the Cochabamba Natural History Museum, Bolivia. At 10 years old, there are as few as 5 years to find another specimen before they possibly go extinct. If another can be found, they plan to set up a breeding programme.

    Upon, googling the Seheuncas Water Frog, no results come up. Is it a little known species? Or just goes by another common name? Cannot find its Latin name either.

    Race to find mate for 'lonely' frog

    Finding a #Match4Romeo
     
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    Yes, just saw this and immediately remembered reading about this last year!

    Captive Breeding looks like the way toward.

    Wonderful news :)
     
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    Fingers crossed they are successful!

    ~Thylo