While Romeo is shy and slightly overweight, Juliet is outgoing and energetic.
Nevertheless, a backup plan has already been worked out - in vitro fertilization, using one of the younger female frogs.
Meanwhile, Teresa Camacho Badani, the museum chief of herpetology and leader of the fruitful expedition, noted:
“Now the real work begins—we know how to successfully care for this species in captivity, but now we will learn about its reproduction, while also getting back into the field to better understand if any more frogs may be left and if so, how many, where they are, and more about the threats they face.”
We hope that as the birds in Rio, these two can start a happy family together. It would be like fiction coming to life!
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