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A critically endangered Jambato toad (Atelopus ignescens) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Angamarca in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador. This species used to be very common during the early 1980s but it was not seen for 28 years in the wild (between 1988 and 2016). However, one more wild population was found in 2016. A wild pair laid a clutch of eggs (about 600) in captivity in 2017, and nearly 200 juveniles are successfully growing and reaching adulthood at the time this photo was taken (in January 2019) at Centro Jambatu. This species could have been negatively affected by a global warming and also possible pathogens.

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A critically endangered Jambato toad (Atelopus ignescens) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Angamarca in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador. This species used to be very common during the early 1980s but it was not seen for 28 years in the wild (between 1988 and 2016). However, one more wild population was found in 2016. A wild pair laid a clutch of eggs (about 600) in captivity in 2017, and nearly 200 juveniles are successfully growing and reaching adulthood at the time this photo was taken (in January 2019) at Centro Jambatu. This species could have been negatively affected by a global warming and also possible pathogens.

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The coordinator of Balsa de los Sapos (Amphibian Ark) Initiative displays Atelopus ignescens, one of many extinct Atelopus species in the collection at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito.

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