Is pollution to blame? 10,000 critically endangered ’scrotum frogs’ are found dead at Lake Titicaca



Wildlife officials in Peru are investigating the mass death of thousands of rare frogs near the Bolivian border.
Locals estimate that the bodies of some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs have been found in Lake Titicaca and its adjoining rivers.
The critically endangered amphibian, known as the ‘scrotum frog’ due to its unfortunate appearance, is believed to have been killed by polluted waters.
Thousands of the large, wrinkly green frogs have been found floating on the surface of the Coata river in southern Peru in recent days, prompting the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) to... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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