Watch – new species of frog does handstand during mating ritual

From the depths of the oceans to the highest mountains, humans have visited nearly every inch of the globe. Yet still to this day we are discovering quirky animals never before imagined.  National Geographic Newswatch has reported on a new species of frog recently found in the Western Ghats of the Indian subcontinent. The Kumbara night frog (Nyctibatrachus kumbara) not only does a headstand during mating (likely an attempt to assess if the male measure’s up), but it also uses clay to plaster the eggs to the laying object, normally a branch or rock overhanging a stream. Acrobatic mates and adept sculptors, these guys have it all.