Innovative urban frogs using human drains to amplify mating calls

June 6, 2014 1:34 PM

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Innovative urban frogs using human drains to amplify mating calls

A new research conducted by National Taiwan University has discovered that male Mientien tree frogs are using urban drains to amplify their mating calls. How innovative is that?

According to the paper published on Thursday in the Journal of Zoology, in order to maximize chances of attracting a possible mate, frogs favor to call from human drains, where natural acoustics assist them in making their calls longer and louder.

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