Tale as old as time! Romeo, was believed to be the very last of his kind and has spent 10 years in solitude, crying for a female companion. It's taken some time but his Juliet was finally discovered! You can read the full story at BBC News!
A Sehuencas water frog dubbed, "Loneliest Frog in the World," has been a bachelor for 10 long years. Romeo has been crying out a mating call for several years now. A task that has proven to be utterly futile as he was believed to be the very last of his kind.
In 2018, a dating profile was set up for him around Valentine's Day on Match.com. "We don't want him to lose hope," said Arturo Munoz, a conservation scientist associated with the Global Wildlife Conservation, which has hooked up with dating website Match to raise money for Romeo's last shot at romance.
As luck would have it, Scientists say they have found him a Juliet after an expedition to a remote Bolivian cloud forest!
But that's not all! A total of 5 Sehyencas frogs were found! Restoring hope to eventually release the frogs back into the wild, in an abundance.
However, both Romeo and Juliet seem to have opposite personalities. Teresa Camacho Badani, chief of herpetology, at the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny in Cochabamba City told BBC, "Romeo is really calm and relaxed and doesn't move a whole lot ... he's healthy and likes to eat, but he is kind of shy and slow." Juliet, on the other hand, "... really energetic, she swims a lot and she eats a lot and sometimes she tries to escape." They are hoping that opposites attract.
Even so, Romeo will no longer be the world's loneliest frog anymore!
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