New species of owl faced monkey with blue bottom discovered

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  1. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    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/sciencet...s-African-owl-faced-monkey.html#ixzz26MMwNfyP

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

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    That is kind of hilarious.
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya <b><span style="color:#007C00;">WS Administrator</ Administrator

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    lol. How ugly/cute

    Owlfaced bluebutt. Poor lil monkey.
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    BBM

    :giggle:

    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/africa/dr-congo-new-monkey/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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    Thanks for clearing that up. :razz:
     

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