It’s been a whole decade that Romeo the Sehuencas water frog has remained single, but not by choice. With his species on the brink of extinction, the Bolivian bachelor has since been rescued from his pad (aha) to help find him a mate.
Or as his Match.com profile succinctly states:
As for who I’m looking for, I’m not picky. I just need another Sehuencas like myself. Otherwise, my entire existence as we know it is over (no big deal).
Together with nonprofit Global Wildlife Conservation, funds were raised to allow an expedition team to head to cloud forest in search of his Juliet. And by a twist of fate, Dr. Camacho Badani did. Along with three other male amphibians found, Juliet is in quarantine for disease testing before meeting Romeo. The two star-crossed lovers are set to rendezvous on Valentine’s Day.
What we know so far is that the two are apparently quite the opposite. While Juliet is outgoing, Romeo is relatively shy. But researchers are optimistic. Romeo is physically ready to mate, and related endangered like the Titicaca water frog have bred well in the same aquarium. Plus, opposites attract right?
Now, both join more than 9,000 other species in National Geographic’s Photo Ark, an effort to document all of Earth’s captive species before they go extinct.