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'Extinct' monkey rediscovered in Borneo

Posted on Saturday, 21 January, 2012 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: BFB

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A team of scientists has found the Miller's Grizzled Langur alive and well in the Bornean rainforest.

The very rare primate was found in an area in which it was not known to previously exist and was thought to be extinct. "Concern that the species may have gone extinct was first raised in 2004, and a search for the monkey during another expedition in 2008 supported the assertion that the situation was dire," said Brent Loken.

"An international team of scientists has found one of the rarest and least known primates in Borneo, Miller's Grizzled Langur, a species which was believed to be extinct or on the verge of extinction."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Hilander on 20 January, 2012, 16:08
I think its great when we discover animals that we thought was extinct.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 20 January, 2012, 18:50
i was just going to post this... u beat me 2 it interesting article this is
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Mistress of Shades on 22 January, 2012, 5:47
Wow, I love it when this happens! Isn't nature amazing?
Comment icon #4 Posted by PowerPC on 22 January, 2012, 23:44
Wow, I love it when this happens! Isn't nature amazing? Wow!! Does everyone think that primates and other animals are just plain stupid or what? Their habitat was largely destroyed by fires and mining operations. Personally, I think they are smart enough to move to an area with the resources they need. They are not going to remain in their old habitat range and become extinct if they can help it. If destruction of an area thought to be the range of a certain primate was enough to force the animal to extinction a lot of animals would no longer exist because they would not have evolved enough of... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters on 23 January, 2012, 21:49
I think its great when we discover animals that we thought was extinct. So do I. It just goes to show we really don't know what's out there. Just because something isn't seen, it doesn't mean it's gone.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hybrid89 on 24 January, 2012, 13:52
Great news.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Robbie333 on 24 January, 2012, 16:03
'Extinct' monkey rediscovered in Borneo by new expedition Wonderful news. Animals are so resiliant. Love em.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Drev on 24 January, 2012, 17:00
So where's dem dinosaurs hiding?

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