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Her fingers bandaged from the blisters most of the team got coming up the ropes to the top of Mt Lico, Brazillian bio-geographer and biologist Gabriela Bittencourt holds a species of frog called breviceps. It’s tiny hands and angry expression make it appear comical Trumpian, but the presence here of a frog that usually likes dry lower forest is a little mysterious. “How did it get here up that rock face? Why is it thriving?”, Bittencourt talks out loud while she takes it out of a bag to show to the camera. “It’s nicknamed the grumpy faced frog,”

The expedition was funded by the TransGlobe Expedition Trust, Biocensus, African Butterfly Research Institute, DMM Climbing, Marmot tents, Bayliss family
Participating institutions:
Oxford Bookes University, University of Swaziland, University of Bangor, University of York, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Natural History Museum (Maputo), Natural History Museum (London), Biocensus, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, E. O. Wilson lab Gorongosa, Port Elizabeth Museum (SA), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Herbarium (Maputo).

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