The Leptobrachium frogs have a wide variation in eye color. And this species' eyes are particularly striking. One of ten new frog species discovered, L. bompu was found during heavy rains. And the WWF report notes, "The frogs were docile, found sitting in a crouched position and easily picked up. When disturbed their crawling behavior was laborious. The males are eager singers, with a loud croaking “kek kek-kek-kek”call, which continued even after they had been captured and placed in a bag" Chintan Sheth/WWF
The World Wide Fund for Nature (also known as the World Wildlife Fund) released a new report detailing the new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas from 2009 to 2014. The report counted 211 new species, which comprise 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird, and one mammal. And from a previous report, the WWF notes that between 1998 and 2008 about 354 new species from the Eastern Himalayas were described. One reason scientists have only recently found these species is due to the region’s topography, which creates isolated areas. These new species (which in reality have likely been living there for a really long time, they’re just new to us) will be welcomed by what the report claims as the region’s more than “10,000 plant species, 300 mammal species, 977 bird species, 176 reptiles, 105 amphibians, and 269 freshwater fish.” We’ve highlighted a few of those species in the gallery below.