Rainbow Toad Rediscovered!

rainbow toad
rainbow toad
rainbow toad
You’re looking at the only photograph ever of the newly rediscovered Sambas stream toad or Bornean rainbow toad. This is the first time the toad has been seen in 87 years and it is the FIRST time it being caught on film.

That colorful, pebbly back of his which is covered with bright red, green, yellow, and purple warts is a sign of toxicity. The rough skin indicates the presence of poison glands.

Check out the article on Nat Geo to read more.

P.s. Thank you Chris Garrison for telling me about this!

Edit: Added a few more great pictures thanks to Jon Leibowitz showing me another article from Monga Bay!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00285156023840252154 forestwalk/laura k

    awesome trippy toad! ribbet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15615953094478911201 Chris_Garrison

    Wow, I’m famous! … and you’re welcome. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Wow. With so many colored varieties, I’m beginning to think rainbows are made of frog ghosts.