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SCI/TECH: Previously Unknown Carniverous Mammal Discovered by WWF Biologists

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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 12:01 PM
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A new species of Mammal has been photographed by a team from the World Wildlife Fund. The creature, discovered in the Rainforests Madagascar off the coast of Borneo resembles a Lemur. However as only two photographs exist of the Mammal so far the team is attempting to catch one of them to study it further.



 



news.bbc.co.uk
WWF caught two images of the animal, which is bigger than a domestic cat, dark red, and has a long muscular tail.

So far, two images are all that exist. But they were enough to convince Nick Isaac from the Institute of Zoology in London that the animal may indeed be new.

"The photos look most like a lemur," he told the BBC News website. "But there certainly shouldn't be lemurs in Borneo."




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This just shows mankinds ignorance of nature and its biodiversity. It is tragic that the area that this new species has been discovered in, is at threat from local environmental damage. How many new species have we lost before we even discovered them?


Related News Links:
www.sky.com
abcnews.go.com
www.channel4.com

[Edit] Spelling and Picture Elf

[edit on 6-12-2005 by MischeviousElf]

[edit on 6-12-2005 by asala]




posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 01:07 PM
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There is so much we dont know...
We sit in our false assumptions and disregard anything but the most spectacular evidence...

The orang pendek is a small bigfoot (an unknown primate) that was recently proven in Sumatra... it was a legend until they had hair samples with DNA...

the locals had accepted them as fact for generations.
cryptozoology is a valid science, that has already brought many unknowns out of the myths into reality...



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 01:27 PM
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According to this, Borneo is teeming with new species.



Over 360 new species have been discovered in Borneo over the last decade, highlighting the great need for conservation in the area, the WWF says.

news.bbc.co.uk...



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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 02:11 PM
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Hmm, since no one else is gonna do it, I guess I call dibs on naming it:

The Red-butted Foxcat!

(Foxicatticus Buttreddicus)

Zip



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 02:39 PM
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Bigfoot is real this animal is bigfoot.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 06:15 PM
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Did someones pet Kinkajou get loose?



It actually looks a little different...but maybe related...

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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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Man that things ugly. I would not wan tthat as a pet that's for sure



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 06:42 PM
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Wow! Here's a kinkajou that lived to be over 40.

www.honoluluzoo.org...



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Wow! Here's a kinkajou that lived to be over 40.

www.honoluluzoo.org...


Grady
I saw that, when I was looking for a kinkajou picture.
pretty amazing, not many mammals get to "hang around" that long. LOL

According to some other things I read..Kinkajous, are related to
coati's and raccoons, but are the only members of the Genus "poto".

I have no idea what the other Borneo creature may be..But I did see some body shape, and size similarities..Problem is the distance..Kinkajou's are from the Americas...I guess more photos are needed, and a live specimen..



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:27 PM
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I'm not sure it's a kinkajou because the kinkajou has those very unusual rounded ears, while the "new species" appears to have pointed ears. I think anything is possible. They have after all found hundreds of new species in the last decade. Of course, a lost pet is also a possibility:

Kinkajou Attacks Woman



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:38 PM
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Kinkajou's are HOT

Has Paris been to Borneo?


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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:52 PM
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Naturally, PETA had to get in on the act, not that I'm a huge fan of Paris Hilton. Well, her mainstream work, anyway.


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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:58 PM
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Grady and Spacedoubt those Kinkajou's are cool, ive never seen them before, amazing.. great name too zip


This thing though looks not soo cute as the flower and nectar eating Kinkajou's, no it looks like a kangarat too me, 1/2 kangaroo and 1/2 Rat, a big carniverous rat jumping about lol. Wouldnt want to camp there without a pet lynx.

Elf



posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 08:30 PM
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I read the articles on this thing looking for some wording or evidence it was carniverous, but I couldn't find any. Could you tell me why you called it a carniverous mammal?



posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Astronomer68
Could you tell me why you called it a carniverous mammal?


Check this link and the others listed in the original post.

www.sky.com



posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 09:29 PM
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Thought I would add an artists rendition..
This was a drawing provided by WWF
File named in Zips honor..





posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 09:31 PM
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Wow thats amazing, its not often that you come across a new animal nowdays. Will somone get the heck out there and shoot one so we can see what they look like please.



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