Modern technology has given scientists many outlets to help them prevent animals from dying of extinction. While it's too bad that such gadgetry doesn't do much for human behavior itself, there are lots of things it can do to help change that behavior. Some scientists decided to take out a dating ad for a captive Sehuencas water frog, for example!
If you're not familiar with Australia's critically endangered species the Corroboree frog, look it up. It's a gorgeous creature that is about to become exctinct without intervention. A fungus has been wiping the species out and it's been difficult to stop the spread and save the frogs, leaving scientists to wonder about how to save them otherwise.
You have to wonder if the cat in this photo is contemplating eating the tree frog, but it still makes for an adorable photographic moment. The cat, called Rin-chan, sure looked chummy with the little frog when they met, reaching out to pet the little creature and warming hearts across the Internet in the process. There's even a cute video where you can see it in process.
Did you know that frogs can count? According to new scientific research, not only are cats possibly still as smart as dogs (or smarter!) but both frogs and fish can count, proving that they're more than mindless "feeder" critters like many people believe.