New Monkey Species Discovered

Yeah! Scientists discover a new species of monkey in Africa. The BBC story includes a picture of the new guy.

“This exciting discovery demonstrates once again how little we know about our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates,” said Russell Mittermeier, chairman of the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation Union’s Species Survival Commission.
“A large, striking monkey in a country of considerable wildlife research over the last century has been hidden right under our noses.”

In other monkey news, Tokyo, Japan is pursuing a renegade monkey on the loose in the streets of the city. Go, monkey, go!

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