Possibly Last Frog of His Kind Turns to Online Dating

Possibly Last Frog of His Kind Turns to Online Dating

Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog who lives in The Cochabamba Natural History Museum, has been looking for his Juliet for more than 10 years.

Researchers, however, haven't completely ruled out hope of finding a female Sehuencas water frog, which is the reason for an unusual fundraiser by the Global Wildlife Conservation, the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative, and.

"We don't want him to lose hope", said Arturo Muñoz, a conservation scientist associated with the Global Wildlife Conservation to AFP.

The frog's profile links to a donation page, which is part of a campaign to raise $15,000 to help biologists search areas where Sehuencas water frogs were once plentiful.

The goal is to raise $15,000 before Valentine's Day for 10 expeditions to places where Romeo's species was once common.

The good news is that family feuds are unlikely to come in the way of Romeo and the Juliet he awaits: he is presumably the only surviving Sehuencas water frog right now.


Romeo needs your help to find a girlfriend and save his species (no pressure).

"Not to start this off super heavy or anything, but I'm literally the last of my species", says "Romeo" in his profile. I tend to keep to myself and have the best nights just chilling at home, maybe binge-watching the waters around me.

In the dating profile video, Romeo's Voice Over, done in Spanish explains his dire need to find a mate fast. "I also love eating. then again, who doesn't?" It's probably the most adorable dating profile you've ever seen, including Romeo's picture, which features his big, froggy eyes.

"Romeo started to call for a mate about a year after he was brought into captivity, but those calls have slowed in the last few years". "We knew the Sehuencas water frog, like other amphibians in Bolivia, was in trouble, but we had no idea we wouldn't be able to find a single other individual in all this time".

The aquatic animal's population has declined rapidly due to a combination of climate change, habitat loss, pollution, disease and the introduction of tadpole-feeding trout in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

"So, if you believe in love and want to help an old frog out, please donate to my cause", Romeo's video concludes.

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