The hula frog was, as in the Monty Python dead parrot sketch, NOT dead. He was, apparently...only sleeping. No doubt about the fact that frogs are a highly endangered group, with about a third of them in trouble. So, it is good news that one species, the Hula Painted Frog, has been found alive. This gives new hope to the possibility that other extremely-hard-to-find frogs, are just that: hard to find and not gone. More info at this very-informative National Geographic article.
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