|Brand New MONKEY!|
Brand New MONKEY!
Yes, you read correctly! A new species of monkey was recently discovered. It's rare to find "large" mammal species that has never been discovered. Fortunately you've come to the right place to read more about this recent discovery!
Deep in the lush rainforests of Africa, a new species of monkey has been recently discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The locals call it a LESULA.
By the way, when I say "brand new monkey", I mean it's new to us because it's only been discovered recently. The species has been around, the problem is we didn't know about it!
The researchers who found it say that when they first saw it, they immediately knew something was new and different. It was first seen in some photographs taken 5 years earlier in a remote village with a young girl named Georgette. When the researchers saw the picture of the monkey, they knew they had to investigate deeper. Turns out the little monkey liked to hang around Georgette's house. It had originally been brought to the area by her uncle who found it on a hunting trip. The monkey became sort of a "pet" around town and spent its time running around in the yard playing with dogs and cruising around the village looking for food.
Researchers say it's amazing that such a large mammal would go unnoticed for so long. At the same time, they say a visit to the area where the lesula came from shows that it is extremely remote and vast and it's no wonder that it hadn't been discovered before.
I don't know about you, but it really makes me wonder how many other creature species are out there in the deepest undiscovered parts of our planet that have never been seen. Splat!