The Age of Few Discoveries
The earth seems to have been mapped out, photos taken of it and everything has been categorized that can be. There would seem to be no place on earth that hasn’t been explored. The Europeans began back in the early parts of the 15th century exploring the world. They started off with exploring the sea. They wanted to find other people to do trade with. The Europeans continued to explore the world until the 17th century. People have continued to have an interest exploring the world for things of nature, people and routes to other places ever since. Today, it seems that all should have been found. The studies that have been done over the years has given us much of the knowledge we have today of our world.
Discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The discovery was made in the back woods of the forest areas. A new type of monkey was found. The people who lived there knew of its existence, but to the scientific world, it was unknown. The monkey is called the Cercopithecus Lomamiensis or the Lesula. It lives deep in the basin of the Lomami forest. The newest find is similar to a monkey living in further east, the owl faced monkey, but yet it was still different. The eyes were not sunken, the skin color was pink. It also has a mane that is a golden color. After comparing specimens of the Lesula to the owl faced monkey, it was found that they are different. There were many noted differences such as the white stripe that runs from the brow to the mouth. The outward appearance was different too. A new species had been found.
A Young Girls Pet
The new species was found by chance. A group of scientist were on a scheduled stop in Opala. It was there that they noticed the new specimen tied to a tree. It was a young girls pet. She had adopted the Lesula after its mother had been killed by a hunter. The team noticed there was something different about the monkey. They didn’t know yet that they had made a new discovery.