Monday, December 12, 2011

"Elvis" Monkey Among 200 New Species Discovered In Vietnam

elvis monkey
A monkey with an Elvis haircut and a psychedelic gecko and are among 208 new species described last year by scientists in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia.

The animals were discovered in a region that is threatened by habitat loss, deforestation, climate change and overdevelopment, the WWF said.

The newly described species include a "psychedelic gecko" in southern Vietnam and a nose-less monkey in a remote province of Burma that looks like it wears a pompadour.

"While this species, sporting an Elvis-like hairstyle, is new to science, the local people know it well," the group said in a report.

Full story here.

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