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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Frog?

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Scientists from Zoo Atlanta and elsewhere discovered a new species of tree frog in the forested mountains of Panama. What makes Ecnomiohyla rabborum "spectacular," the researchers say, are giant webbed feet, each nearly half as long as its body. The mitts allow the frog to leap from its perch and glide to the ground from a height of 30 feet.

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