A Goodbye to Toughie, the “Loneliest Frog on Earth”

A Goodbye to Toughie, the “Loneliest Frog on Earth”

Toughie, a famed Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog and last known member of his species, passed away on September 26, 2016 in his home of over a decade at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In 2014, the United Nations projected Toughie’s image on its headquarters in NYC to raise awareness about the world’s sixth mass extinction. The only other Rabbs’ frog died at Zoo Atlanta in 2012, leaving Toughie to fend for himself.

Ecologist J. Alan Pounds stated in 2006: “Global warming is wreaking havoc on amphibians and will cause staggering losses of biodiversity if we don’t do something fast.”

Read more about Toughie and more animal extinction here. The question we pose to you is, what is the most effective way to spread awareness about animal extinction and how can we achieve it?

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