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Frog Species Discovered Living In Elephant Dung 56

Posted by samzenpus
from the I've-lived-in-worse-places dept.
rhettb writes "Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery — the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings — has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline. Apparently the frogs feed on the many invertebrates present in elephant dung."

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Frog Species Discovered Living In Elephant Dung

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  • Re:Oh! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by genner (694963) on Friday June 12, 2009 @10:13PM (#28316683)

    Frogs Species Discovered Living In Elephant Dung

    You call that living? ..and now to top it all off they have to deal with paparazzi? What a crappy deal.

    the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings

    There could be a reason for that...

    frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline.

    So they're BOTH in deep shit?

    No actually, the shit is declining too. It should be much deeper.

  • Bright Idea? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by awarrenfells (1289658) on Saturday June 13, 2009 @01:58PM (#28321199) Homepage
    So, I want to know who thought it was a good idea to go digging through Elephant dung in the first place? I mean, sure they lucked out and found a new species, but what were they really expecting to find? What are you looking for when you go digging through a big steaming pile of elephant dung.

    "Oh, hey! Frogs! Ok, now who is gonna pick them out.?" :P

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