New Monkey Species Discovered In Africa

Sep 18, 2012 by

New Monkey Species Discovered In Africa

A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, researchers have said.

 

The species, known locally as the Lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen being kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.

 

The young animal resembled an owl-faced monkey, but its colouring was different to that of any known species, the researchers writing in the journal PLoS ONE said.

New Monkey Species Discovered In Africa

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