Human beings can be the greatest disappointment as well as the best hope for a species. Consider the Loa Water Frog: researchers believe they've found and rescued the last 14 frogs of the species from a dried-up stream in Chile where humans were illegally extracting water, causing them to run out of habitat and die.
Already listed as a critically endangered species, the frogs were severely malnourished and barely hanging in there. Here's to hoping the rescuerers can restore the frogs to health and help them restart the population from the National Zoo of Chile, where they now reside, but let's also hope that the Chilean government comes down hard on those destroying the streams which aren't only homes to these wildlife but many other creatures.
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