A new species of frog has been discovered in Vietnam.
The species has been named ‘Helen’ and is named after the founder, Jodi Rowley’s mother.
Rowley initially thought the tree-dwelling flying frog, so named for the huge webbed feet that allow it to glide or parachute across the forest canopy, was a familiar species when she saw it sitting on a log beside a path.
It was not until a later trip, when she saw a specimen of the original type of frog in another part of Vietnam, that she realised her creature was something quite different.
What made the discovery so special was how close to such a big city the frog was living.
Researchers are now working to establish whether Helen’s frog is endangered.
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