frog sign language

by twit

From the BBC on February 2, 2008:

The Panamanian golden frog communicates with other frogs by semaphore in the form of gentle hand waves.

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Hilary Jeffkins, senior producer of Life In Cold Blood, said the semaphoring behaviour of the Panamanian golden frog was very unusual.

“Normally, frogs would croak to get their message across but it’s too noisy,” she said. “An extra mechanism they’ve evolved is to wave to each other.”

according to the BBC, this waving frog is saying so long and thanks for not much of anything:

“The whole species is now extinct in Panama – this was one of the last remaining populations. It’s its final wave in our programme.”

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2 Responses to frog sign language

  1. lestro says:

    so long and thanks for all the flies?

  2. Brutellio says:

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    Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work.
    Brutellio.

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