Frog Species Declared Extinct in 1996 Found in Israel

Hula painted frog


The Hula painted frogs were one of the first frog species to be declared extinct in 1996. Researchers believed that this frog species no longer existed after not one single frog was spotted for nearly 60 years. However, in 2011, just one male Hula painted frog was found in the Hula Valley wetlands of Israel. Since then, 13 more frogs have been discovered, suggesting that these frogs are back. Now, scientists are working hard to find ways of bringing these frogs from the brink of extinction once again.