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.