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Rare frog caught on film

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A rare type of frog has been filmed for the first time by scientists.

The purple frog was only discovered in 2003 in the Western Ghats, in India.

The chubby amphibian spends most of its time buried underground, surfacing only to breed during the monsoon.

Video courtesy of S. D. Biju and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

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