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World's loneliest frog to get a mate

Posted at 8:21 AM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 08:21:11-05

Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, will soon meet his Juliet.

Romeo lives at the national history museum in Bolivia.

He's an endangered water frog.

He was the only one of his kind in captivity for more than a decade... until now.

An online dating campaign for Romeo raised enough money to pay for field expeditions to search for a mate.

And earlier this month, two females were found and brought back to the museum.

Experts want Romeo to mate and help save the species.

Of the two females brought back, one is too young.

But the other is a good candidate and they named her Juliet.

The females have to stay in quarantine for a while to make sure they are disease-free.

The current plan is for Romeo and Juliet to meet on Valentine's Day.