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The loneliest frog on Earth finds love—and perhaps his species’s salvation

For “Romeo” the Sehuencas water frog, the fate of his species could rest on his first date in more than a decade, BBC reports. After years of trying to find him a mate in the wild, scientists began to think he was the last of his kind, and a year ago, his plight drew mournful headlines. Now, an expedition to a remote cloud forest in Bolivia has returned five wild Sehuencas water frogs—three males and two females. Researchers plan to start a captive breeding program with the goal of reintroducing the frogs to the wild, and, ultimately, saving the species from extinction.

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