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Scientists Discover New Species of Monkey Hidden Deep in Amazon Rain Forest


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Nancy
- 2675 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Scientists have discovered a new species of Amazon monkey species in Colombia, which they say is at risk as its home is gradually destroyed.A team of researchers from the National University of Colombia observed 13 groups of the new species



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Kim Stueck (30)
Friday August 13, 2010, 11:45 pm
Awesome!
 

gail dair (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:15 am
noted thanks
 

Kerrie G (118)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 2:35 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Hannah H (98)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 9:28 am
Thanks Nancy!
 

Triund B (20)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 10:20 am
m sure we have killed alot of such un-noticed creatures in the name of development--a great find here in need of protection
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 10:58 am
Wonderful. Thanks Nancy.
 

MarieAnne D (93)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 11:45 am
What a beautiful little creature.
 

Alicia V (181)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:33 pm
Yes, very cute.
 

Rhianna Dix (4)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:55 pm
awesome :D
 

Deborah C (19)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 1:03 pm
Cool! It's so cute!! ^-^
 

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 1:20 pm
I guess that on the one hand you could say that without the destruction of their habitat, these monkeys would not have been discovered. But that's a really poor excuse for destroying their habitat, and I'm sure that these monkeys would have been better off with their habitat intact and without having ever been discovered.
 

Carolyn P (7)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 1:24 pm
Noted thanks.
 

Randall Gloege (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 2:47 pm
Habitat destruction is the single worst threat to species approaching extinction. We here in the U,S. need to be especially conscious of the relationship between habitat and the possibility of species survival. Which is to say that we need to reduce the rate of human population growth not only to protect humans but also to protect other species. We can only hope that the discovery of this new species in Columbia will make Columbians think twice about destroying habitat in the name of agriculture or fossil fuel extraction, this latter encouraged in part by appetites in the U.S. for fossil fuels.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 3:26 pm
Thanks Nancy.
 

. (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 4:28 pm
New species, no habitat. Noted, thanks
 

. (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 4:36 pm
Amazing ! Thankyou Nancy !
 

Sharon Collins (62)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 4:56 pm
Beautiful little ones. I really hope they will be left alone. As we know what humans are like, they need to be kept quiet. Glad to hear they are around though, very special! Little sweeties!
 

Geraldine R (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 5:00 pm
PLEASE LEAVE THESE MONKEY ALONE TO LIVE IN PEACE. STOP BRINGING ATTENTION TO THESE INNOCENT CREATURES. ALL YOU ARE DOING IS INVITING STUPID; IGNORANT; BARBARIC SUB HUMANS TO GO & CATCH THESE INNOCENT MAMMALS FOR THE ALMIGHTY BLOOD DOLLAR. JUST FOR ONCE CAN WE NOT LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE INSTEAD OF EXPLOITING EVERYTHING & ANYTHING FOR BLOODY GAIN?! PLEASE, PLEASE STOP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
 

wendy w (47)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 5:30 pm
Hopefully we can stop destroying their habitat & just leave them alone. Thanx Nancy. Noted.
 

(0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 5:32 pm
wonderful...not let's leave them alone!
 

Linda B (71)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 7:13 pm
There's just no escaping reckless humans. I know efforts are being made to crack down on all the destruction there, but obviously, it's just not enough. I hope these monkeys get assistance. They deserve it, since it's their home!
 

Caroline V (16)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 7:57 pm
Another beautiful species of primates
 

linda b (186)
Sunday August 15, 2010, 12:43 am
Lets hope these monkies will be protected. Thank you Nancy
 

J MASSETTI (11)
Sunday August 15, 2010, 2:18 am
I HOPE THEY WILL SURVIVE....LESS NOTORIETY MIGHT HELP.....REMEMBER THAT POOR RHINO AND HER BABY! KEPT UNDER WRAPS FOR THE TIME BEING ( EXCEPT IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ) WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

NICKY MELVILLE (119)
Sunday August 15, 2010, 2:50 am
I Agree with many of the comments, sometimes it is detrimental to the poor creatures to publicize their existance and they are best left well alone. However, if the scientists can leave their cotton picking fingers off them long enough for them to remain undisturbed and we can work towards saving their habitat... well.. that is all we can hope for and it could have a happy ending! Incidently, I think they could possibly be the Missing Link... They look remarkably like my ex-mother-in-law!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 15, 2010, 5:01 pm
Noted. It will probably only take a year before we kill this species off too!
 

SANDRA R (144)
Monday August 16, 2010, 3:17 am
Great news! Thank you Nancy!!!
 

Peggy A (109)
Monday August 16, 2010, 6:29 pm
I hope they save their homeland before it is too late to save them
 

Debbie G (306)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 8:17 am
Very cool. I hope efforts are being made to stop the habitat destruction.
 

Jennifer M (78)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 11:53 am
Thank you
 

Valerie S (70)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 11:02 am
Cute monkeys - it's a shame they couldn't stay off the map. The first real danger there is--- the fact that scientists know about them. Next the entire habitat will be destroyed and they'll all end up in some horrid vile lab to be subjected to whatever ungodly experiments the humans see fit!! I will pray these monkeys stay safe and are LEFT ALONE.
 

Dianne D (490)
Friday August 27, 2010, 9:42 am
If we keep eliminating the rainforest, there won't be any more animals, or plants to discover because they will all be dead, like humans will. In the USA we only have 1/4 the forest land that we did 100 years ago. We can't afford to let lumber companies cut the trees for profit and do nothing to bring back the forest.
 
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