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Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

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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.Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been calling in vain for a mate for the past nine years.A dating website donated to the search, and even gave him a profile that says he is "looking for my Juliet".Scientists are now searching streams and rivers for a female with whom a breeding programme can be started."We don't want him to lose hope," Arturo Munoz, a conservation scientist, told AFP news agency."We continue to remain hopeful that others are out there so we can establish a conservation breeding programme to save this species," he said.You might also be interested in:But conservationists will have to be quick, as Sehuencas water frogs don't ofte...