Extinct Sri Lankan toad makes a comeback
A toad thought to be extinct is making a sudden comeback. The Kandyan Dwarf toad, not spotted since 1872, was listed extinct by the IUCN. Recently, scientists rediscovered the toad at the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, the global animal site reported, adding that, it still appears to be close to extinction.
L.J. Mendis Wickramasinghe, a naturalist with Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka, made the discovery with a group of scientists in October of 2009, during a survey of land-based amphibians in the sanctuary, the site reported.
Picture courtesy - Global Animal. Photo credit: L.J. Menids Wickramasinghe/ Mongabay.com