Rainbow Toad Rediscovered:-Borneo

You have to admit this is one very nice looking toad. This Rainbow Toad, was last seen in 1924, so I can only imagine how excited the scientists must have been when they saw this Toad in the Jungles of Borneo. The Scientists will not give the exact location for obvious reasons. Now that we know it still exists the last thing I’m sure a lot of people would not like to see happen is for people to want them as pets etc.

The picture of this toad really is fascinating; it looks like it could easily hide just about anywhere. These are the first pictures ever of this magnificent toad, there were only ever sketches done by European explorers in the 1920’s.

The toad was listed as one of the world’s “top 10 most wanted lost frogs” as part of a campaign by CI and another group to encourage scientists around the world to seek out amphibians that had not been seen in a decade or longer.
“Thrilling discoveries like this beautiful toad, and the critical importance of amphibians to healthy ecosystems, are what fuel us to keep searching for lost species,” Dr Das said in the release. Read more in the ABC News.

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14 Responses to Rainbow Toad Rediscovered:-Borneo

  1. Rebekah says:

    What an amazing creature, and how wonderful that they’ve found it again. Hope it will be left alone so it can thrive..

  2. Can you imagine how thrilled the scientist was to not only discover this frog species still exists, but to then be able to capture this incredible photo? Thanks for sharing this story with us!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      It really must of been fantastic for them. I am really amazed they were able to get a photo, I think a lot of people know how hard it is to talk a photo of an animal in the wild, they just seem to be so fast, good on them for getting such a clear photo.

  3. starzyia says:

    wow, that is so beautiful! What a relief they found this incredible creature. Hopefully the species will be with us well into the future.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Starry,
      It is beautiful, it is amazing all the different colours in this toad, who would of guessed something like this even existed. I also hope it is still with us in the future.

  4. Red Nomad OZ says:

    WOW! What a shame we don’t get them downunder here in OZ! It almost looks like a chameleon!!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Red Nomad OZ,
      It certainly would be a lot better than those ugly brown toads that the scientists brought into OZ, that like to spit poison out at you. 🙂

  5. malc50 says:

    It’s certainly much better looking than the cane toads we have in North Queensland.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Mal,
      Exactly, we have heaps of those awful brown toads down here in Brissie as well, I heard they have started to move into NSW. not good. The worst thing about these ugly toads we have in OZ is that our lovely green garden frogs are slowly disappearing because of them. 😦

  6. dearrosie says:

    It’s gorgeous. Too beautiful for a frog – don’t you think it looks as though someone painted it in photoshop.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      It does look like someone went crazy with some paint. 😆 But it is real, and I can understand why no one has seen it for over 24 years, it is just so hard to see in the jungles.

  7. Selma says:

    That is one fancy looking toad. He is the Gucci of toads. He knows it too. Look how perky he is. It is great he was rediscovered!

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