World's loneliest frog may have a date lined up

Romeo, the frog searching for love
Romeo, the frog searching for love Photo credit: Global Wildlife Conservation/ Facebook

A frog, thought to be the loneliest in the world, may have found love.

Romeo is a Sehuencas water frog and is thought to be the last of his kind. He has lived in isolation in an aquarium in Bolivia for ten years.

But now, luckily for Romeo, scientists think they may have found his Juliet.

In an expedition to a remote forest in Bolivia, a team of herpetologists have found five more Sehuencas water frogs in a stream.

Juliet, Romeo's potential new girlfriend
Juliet, Romeo's potential new girlfriend Photo credit: Global Wildlife Conservation/ Facebook

They have captured the frogs, and aim to have them breed in order to re-introduce them back into the wild, reports the BBC.

Teresa Camacho Badani, the chief of herpetology at the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny in Cochabamba City told the BBC that she hopes Romeo will find love, even though his Juliet has a different personality.

"Romeo is really calm and relaxed and doesn't move a whole lot. He's healthy and likes to eat, but he is kind of shy and slow."

According to Ms Badani, Juliet is the opposite

"She's really energetic, she swims a lot and she eats a lot and sometimes she tries to escape."

Juliet is one of the five frogs discovered on the expedition - the scientists found three males and two females on the trip. 

Once they're clean, Romeo will be introduced to Juliet, and hopefully they will have a brighter future together than their namesakes.

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