Fantastic story a few days ago of a British scientist who found a species believed to be extinct. It’s the brown and metallic-green tree frog (Isthomhyla rivularis).  Zoologist Andrew Gray,  curator at the Manchester Museum, made the miracle discovery in Costa Rica. He heard a frog call he didn’t recognize and climbed a tree to make the astounding discovery. He photographed the frog and released it, but vows to start a breeding program there next year. Hope Amphibian Ark is fully funded next year to help him pay the bills!  It’s great when these discoveries occur — like in May 2006 when the painted frog was reclaimed from the extinct list by Professor Carlos Rocha.

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