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Rare tree frog species likely extinct

By Jose Sepulveda, Buzz60 A rare species of tree frog seems to now be extinct after the death of its last known living member in captivity. The frog called Toughie, a Rabbs' Fringe-Limbed Tree Frog, died in its enclosure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The frog, believed to be 12 years old, was found dead during a routine daily inspection at the end of September. In 2005, a team of scientists collected live animals in Panama as an infectious disease in amphibians, threatened species in Central Panama.
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