Tree Frog Named After Prince Charles

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   (2012-07-05 00:00:00)

London: A newly discovered tree frog has been named after Prince Charles, in recognition of his charity work to protect their rainforest homes.

Hyloscirtus princecharlesi , or the Prince Charles stream tree frog, had been first discovered by Dr. Luis A. Coloma in 2008 amongst specimens collected for a museum, the BBC reported.

A subsequent expedition in the Cotacachi-Cayapas National Park, Ecuador, found limited numbers of the frogs after areas of the forest had been cleared for agriculture.

Two juvenile frogs are now being raised in captivity as part of the Amphibian Ark project in the hope that they will breed and eventually boost their population in the wild.