Scientists have found a potential partner for Romeo, the water frog Sehuencas, which has been alone and single for the past 10 years. Placed at a museum in Bolivia, Romeo was considered the last living water frog of this kind.
Now Romeo and his love interest – which scientists call Juliet, of course – will be put on a blind date this Day of Sts. Valentine as part of an effort to save their species.
No pressure, kids.
It all began when Bolivia Alcidee was a natural history The museum collaborated with Global Wildlife Conservation to raise money to search for a friend for Romeo.
Theologist Theresa Kamacho headed a frog search expedition last month through the cloud forest of Bolivia. She and her team would press their hands in bays and feel water frogs, as creatures can not easily be noticed where they live – underwater. "We were tired, wet and disappointed," says Kamacho, who thinks that climate change and polluted waterways have made Sehuencas's water frog disappear. "Then I said," Let's make another river. "
Then he noticed there was a frog jump in the water. It was not the kind he was looking for, but he brought her to a small waterfall … and there he was – an orange-fluffy frog in the shower. The team jumped out of joy, but that was not their Juliet.
It was a male frog.