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Watch: Romeo and Juliet hope to avoid violent ends (this time)

Fans will be able to follow the romance on weekly Facebook Live events
Fans will be able to follow the romance on weekly Facebook Live events   -  
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A frog species on the brink of extinction has new hope after Bolivian researchers made a dating profile for its "last man standing".

Romeo was the only Sehuencas frog in captivity for a decade – and the species lives no longer than 15 years.

The Sehuencas population has declined rapidly due to a combination of climate change, habitat loss, pollution, disease and the introduction of tadpole-feeding trout in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

Unable to find funds for an expedition to find Romeo a mate, scientists from Global Wildlife Conservation created a profile for him on dating site

The fundraising ploy worked, and €22,230 ($25,000 dollars) and two attempts later, a match was found and Romeo and Juliet (naturally) had their first encounter under the supervision of a chaperone/scientist.

Fans of the star-crossed amphibians can follow the romance on weekly Facebook Live events, beginning on Wednesday.

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