#Repost@maestro320 "The Loneliest Frog In The World . . . No More"
This post courtesy Fellow Vegan and Dear Friend, Leilani Munter @leilanimunter - Tomorrow is the one year anniversary since this frog (the last Rabb's Fringe-limbed tree frog in the world) died and his entire species went extinct. You may remember him from the 2015 documentary @racingextinction. I wrote a Huffington Post article about meeting this frog and his caretaker called "The Loneliest Frog in the World." (You can find it, just google) Tomorrow I will be with his caretaker Mark Mandica @frogsneedourhelp at the @amphibianfoundation - they are trying to save amphibians around the world. I will do a live Q&A with Mark at 4pm ET tomorrow (Tuesday) from my FB page facebook.com/leilanimunter so please feel free to post any questions you may have for Mark and please share Toughie's story and watch Racing Extinction if you haven't seen it.
Ecnomiohyla rabborum, commonly known as Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog, is an extinct species of frog in the family Hylidae. They were relatively large frogs that inhabited the forest canopies of central Panama. Like other members of the genus Ecnomiohyla, they were capable of gliding by spreading their enormous and fully webbed hands and feet during descent. The males of the species were highly territorial and would guard water-filled tree holes used for breeding. They were also the ones responsible for guarding and caring for the young, including providing food. They were the only known species of frog where the tadpoles derived nutrition by feeding on the skin cells of their fathers.
The species was discovered in 2005 and formally described in 2008 by a team of herpetologists led by Joseph R. Mendelson III. It was named in honor of the conservationists and herpetologists George B. Rabb and Mary S. Rabb. It was officially listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) by 2009. It is believed that the species became extinct mainly because of an epidemic of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in its native range. Despite the efforts of several conservation teams, captive breeding programs
WE WASTE TOO MUCH FOOD!
If only people had the common sense to consume what we can and can what we can’t.
All that food wasted instead of feeding others or processed and packaged for pets or for a rainy day!
The most sensible species? Yeah right!
Via PlayGround #humanslackcommonsense#wewastetoomuch#abusingourplanet#france