In ten years has a rare water frog is called Romeo lived a lonely life in the researchers ' hands without a mate.
Scientists fear that the rare seeds-art, Sehuencas, was something near extinct, and it got them to set up a dating profile for the frog on Valentine's day last year.
And now it succeed to the researchers to find the whole five Sehuencas-frogs – including a mate to the lonely Romeo.
It writes The Guardian according to the Science.dk
the Mission was successful thanks to dating users, who had donated the equivalent to 160,000 dollars, which made it possible to bring together a team of researchers, which could look for the frog in the Bolivian forests.
- Now starts the real work – we know, how we should take care of this species in captivity, but now we need to learn about its reproduction, says the head of the expedition, Teresa Camacho Badani from the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to The Guardian.
the Researchers hope to prevent the extinction of the frog by breeding new generations, and eventually set them free in the wild.
Earlier flourished vandfrøer en masse in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, but a combination of among other things, climate change, logging and pollution has made levebetingelserne hard for the species.
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