Rainbow toad rediscovered after 87 years

A colorful, toxic toad that was last seen 87 years ago—and never photographed—has been rediscovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Called the Sambas stream toad or Bornean rainbow toad, the elusive amphibian was last spotted by European explorers in 1924.

The toad has unusually long limbs and a pebbly back covered with bright red, green, yellow, and purple warts.

Like many other colorful amphibians, the toxic toad’s appearance is likely a warning to potential predators. Learn more here or here.


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