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    New species of owl faced monkey with blue bottom discovered

    A new species of monkey with a distinctive blue rear end has been identified in Africa, researchers have said.

    The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.

    The young animal resembled an owl faced monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni) but the colour of its rear end was different to that of any known species, the researchers writing in the journal PLoS ONE said.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz26MMwNfyP

    It was later discovered that the monkey was sitting on a block of ice.

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    That is kind of hilarious.

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    lol. How ugly/cute

    Owlfaced bluebutt. Poor lil monkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    A new species of monkey with a distinctive blue rear end has been identified in Africa, researchers have said.

    The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.

    The young animal resembled an owl faced monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni) but the colour of its rear end was different to that of any known species, the researchers writing in the journal PLoS ONE said.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz26MMwNfyP

    It was later discovered that the monkey was sitting on a block of ice.
    BBM



    I was just going to post this article in a new thread when I found this one.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/...key/index.html

    New monkey discovered
    By David McKenzie, CNN

    Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world....

    And just so people know, I'm not the new monkey they're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    BBM



    I was just going to post this article in a new thread when I found this one.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/...key/index.html

    New monkey discovered
    By David McKenzie, CNN

    Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world....

    And just so people know, I'm not the new monkey they're talking about.
    Thanks for clearing that up.



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