<p dir="ltr">The "cocoa" frog uses spherically tipped fingers and toes to move adroitly through the trees of its remote forest home. The frog likely belongs to one of 60 animal species recently discovered in the mountain wilderness of southeastern Suriname during an expedition to some of the planet's most remote and unexplored rain forests. "I have conducted expeditions all over the world, but never have I seen such beautiful, pristine forests so untouched by humans," said ant expert<a href="http://www.globalwildlife.org/about/people/leeanne-alonso-ph.d"> Leeanne Alonso</a>, an expedition leader with Global Wildlife Conservation. </p><p dir="ltr"><em>—Brian Handwerk</em></p>

Cocoa Frog Flashes Big Peepers

The "cocoa" frog uses spherically tipped fingers and toes to move adroitly through the trees of its remote forest home. The frog likely belongs to one of 60 animal species recently discovered in the mountain wilderness of southeastern Suriname during an expedition to some of the planet's most remote and unexplored rain forests. "I have conducted expeditions all over the world, but never have I seen such beautiful, pristine forests so untouched by humans," said ant expert Leeanne Alonso, an expedition leader with Global Wildlife Conservation.

—Brian Handwerk

Photograph by Stuart V. Nielsen

Remote Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

Scientists exploring Suriname's rain forests, some of the most remote on Earth, discovered 60 new species and a pristine region in need of protection.

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