Thursday, September 13, 2012
New Species of Monkey Discovered
A new species of monkey has been discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lesula, a member of the guenon order, is only the second new monkey species discovered in the last 28 years.
With humans having encroached upon nearly every corner of the planet, I find it remarkable that scientists are still stumbling across new species of mammals, particularly ones as large as monkeys.
I love the photo of this particular lesula. His kind eyes and thoughtful expression are so human. Am I the only one who thinks he looks a bit British?