Romeo was a year ago in the world in the spotlight as the eternal bachelor. The lonely frog was so desperate to find a girlfriend that his guardians him registered on an online dating site: “Hi, I'm Romeo, a Sehuencas-waterkikker. And I do not want the door in the house fall, but I am literally the last of my kind. I know, intense.” the
The campaign brought a lot of money in the coffers (21.000 euro). That money could scientists begin their search for a female Sehuencas-waterkikker. That they did in the Bolivian cloud forest, the same place where they Romeo in 2008.
After a few months of rummaging in rivers, small waterfalls and brooks, there was good news for Romeo: the researchers found his Julia. And to the great surprise of the attendants took the scientists four Sehuencas-frogs. The aim is to be the frogs while in captivity to keep the reproduction to guarantee. Then the amphibians are released back into the wild.
The love story of Romeo and Juliet
The time to introduce @romeothefrog's lady love is here - meet Juliet, a female Sehuencas Water Frog! Juliet has to wait for her first date with Romeo but it's safe to say, both frogs (and houses) are thrilled about the match! @MuseodOrbigny #Match4Romeo #ConservationOptimism pic.twitter.com/5Lw83DSdW4Global Wildlife Conservation(@ Global_Wildlife) link
Teresa Camacho Badani is hoofdverzorgster in the aquarium, where Romeo and Juliet are staying. She has good spirits and believes that Romeo his ultimate match was found. “Romeo is calm, and can be very long to sit still,” she says. “Shy and slow”, as she describes the frog. “Julia on the other hand, a lot of energy. She swims a lot and tries sometimes to escape.” Opposites attract, right?
The difference in energy and skill, of course, can also be a result of the life imprisonment of Romeo. The frog lives for almost eleven years in an aquarium, while Julia is always in the wild rondzwom.
From the two lovebirds is now expected that they will quickly reproduce themselves to the preservation of the Sehuencas-waterkikker to guarantee.
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