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UK team on hunt for new species in Nigeria

nigeria-cameroon chimpanzee chester zoo gashaka gumti national park. new species

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

A Chester Zoo team is set to visit a remote, mountainous region in Nigeria to assess what species live in an area where few surveys have been conducted.

They will carry out the first biodiversity assessment in the Gashaka Gumti National Park.

The area is said to be home to the last viable population of the endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti).

A 12-strong team from the zoo includes security and maintenance staff.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

I don't see why they are looking around Africa for a new species.  All they have to do is look around Chester.

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