The ten weirdest new animals of 2010, per Natl. Geographic.

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Steely Dan, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Here's a couple of pictures and descriptions;

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    "Yoda Bat"

    Photograph courtesy Piotr Naskrecki, Conservation International

    This tube-nosed fruit bat—which became a Web sensation as "Yoda bat"—is just one of the roughly 200 species encountered during two scientific expeditions to Papua New Guinea in 2009, scientists announced in October.

    Though seen on previous expeditions, the bat has yet to be formally documented as a new species, or even named. Like other fruit bats, though, it disperses seeds from the fruit in its diet, perhaps making the flying mammal crucial to its tropical rain forest ecosystem.


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    Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey

    Photograph courtesy Ngwe Lwin

    A new monkey species in Myanmar is so snub-nosed that rainfall is said to makes it sneeze—but that's apparently the least of its problems, conservationists announced in October.

    The only scientifically observed specimen (pictured) had been killed by local hunters the time researchers found it—and was eaten soon after.
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    ah SD, I needed one of your humorous posts this morning to get my day going. Everything that could go wrong with the start of my day has, time to laugh, chuckle, smile and get my day rolling a new direction!

    Love the youda bat! So ugly its adorable, lol
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I hope your day goes better. If you have a bad day remember it's still a Friday!
     
  5. CarrieBean

    CarrieBean New Member

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    Love your bizarre news posts SD. I think that sneezing monkey might be a baby sasquatch. :waitasec:

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  6. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Evidently, to the natives he's "tasty".
     
  7. CarrieBean

    CarrieBean New Member

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    Yuck. It looks a little too human-like to stick a fork in.
     
  8. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    Nothing is more frightening then your Chicken photos! :banghead:

    The monkey/ape looks like a sweetie to me, :truce: :angel:
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Chicken photos?
     

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