Extremely endangered frog has online dating profile created by scientists in effort to save the specie


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  • Conservationists in Bolivia are scouring the country to find a mate for a childless frog who they fear may be the last of his species
  • A dating website Match even donated to the cause to raise money for Romeo’s last shot at romance

In efforts to save his specie, conservationists in Bolivia are scouring the country to find a mate for a childless frog who they fear may be the last of his species.

Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been a bachelor for the past nine years.

Scientists are searching rivers and streams for a female with whom a breeding program can be started.

A dating website Match even donated to the cause to raise money for Romeo’s last shot at romance.

Image via Match website

“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.

“We continue to remain hopeful that others are out there so we can establish a conservation breeding programme to save this species,” he said.

But conservationists will have to be quick, as Sehuencas water frogs don’t often live beyond 15.

Watch his video below.

 

This article has been viewed 55 times. Article originally posted: February 13, 2018, 5:57 pm (UTC-0). Last update: February 13, 2018 at 5:57 pm (UTC-0).

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