Scientists previously thought that the Sehuencas water frog was down to one male, the last of its kind. When a group of biologists set out to find more of the frogs and were able to locate a handful of both male and female water frogs, you can imagine their joy! The frogs were found in Bolivia and present a chance to save the species.
The original frog, dubbed Romeo, has since bonded with one of the female frogs brought back from the expedition. Researchers named her Juliet, of course, but perhaps someone should tell these scientists some Shakespearean spoilers to ensure the species is successful in its recovery. A couple of less angsty names might be appropriate!
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