For the past 87 years the Bornean rainbow toad has been considered extinct as scientists and researchers were unable to find any when searching. Today however we found out that they are in fact not extinct as one was found and photographed for the first time.
The Bornean rainbow toad is particularly unique because of the rainbow color for which it gets the name. The colors and patterns on the toad are unique when compared to any other species which makes it easy to identify the Bornean rainbow toad upon sight.
The toad was found by a Malaysian scientist team in the area that was actually looking specifically for this species. The team reportedly spent months searching each day and night in trees and other areas and just this week they successfully managed to locate three of the elusive toads.
The group of scientists was actually quite surprised to have found the toad given the fact that it was considered to be extinct. The team was being led by a group called Conservation International which is currently funding search projects for numerous missing or possibly extinct species. Those close to the projects say this is perhaps the only way to truly understand what species are in fact alive or extinct and from that information plenty of research can be conducted. No word on what other species are being searched for currently but there will likely be plenty more discoveries to report as the teams continue scouring the earth to find everything they can.