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'Dracula' monkey comes back from the dead in Borneo

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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Another animal has been found to be alive that was previously thought to be extinct.

www.dailymail.co.uk...


An 'extinct' monkey has been rediscovered in the rainforest of Borneo by an international team of scientists on a new expedition.





One of the rarest and least known primates in the world, Miller's Grizzled Langur, has been found alive - it was thought the species had been wiped out in 2004. The species has a distinctive dark face and white, Dracula-esque 'collar' of fur.

Some of the only photos in existence of the rare animal were snapped by camera traps and have provided the first solid evidence that it is still alive



The endangered monkey was discovered living in the Wehea Forest, East Kalimantan, Borneo, a largely undisturbed rainforest where it was previously not known to exist.

Brent Loken, from Simon Fraser University Canada, said: 'While our finding confirms the monkey still exists in East Kalimantan, there is a good chance that it remains one of the world's most endangered primates.'




It's good to see this endangered monkey still inhabiting our planet. Hopefully it's habitat will be protected, and these beautiful animals can continue to exist.

edit on 20-1-2012 by isyeye because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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And the best dressed monkey award goes to......
Now lets hope they get left alone to thrive.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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Excellent!

Oops, 1 word posts aren't allowed, which is a pity, because 1 word sums up perfectly what I wanted to say.



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