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Wacky wildlife discovered in Borneo

By T.K. Randall
April 25, 2010 · Comment icon 7 comments



Image Credit: Fernando S. Aldado
Over 120 new species of animal have been discovered in Borneo including a slug that fires "love darts" at its mate.
Wildlife researchers also discovered a frog with no lungs and the world's longest insect. The team has discovered on average around 3 new species a month in the Borneo rainforests.
Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) listed the new finds in a report on a remote area of dense, tropical rainforest that borders Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei on Borneo, AFP reported.


Source: Daily Telegraph | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Stygean Hugh 13 years ago
That is so cool!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Spectre1979 13 years ago
That is so cool! I second that!
Comment icon #3 Posted by mouse888 13 years ago
Amazing I wonder what the other rainforest we might discover if we stop cutting down
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark Morphling 13 years ago
120 new species!? that is remarkable! Now I'm just waiting for deforestation to kill all 120 species so they can build a mini mall or something.... Humanity is so doomed.
Comment icon #5 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
Wow, some of them are indeed wacky. Even wackier than Australia's wildlife. Heh.
Comment icon #6 Posted by The Unseen 13 years ago
Too bad they all will become extinct,Man does not know how to care for the world let alone rare animals.Man will see to the destruction of them real soon,it does not matter how much we try to stop the destuction it will happen.All those bueatiful animals and we cant keep our noses out of their lives.WHY CANT WE JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE,The world was better off not knowing of them.
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
Too bad they all will become extinct,Man does not know how to care for the world let alone rare animals.Man will see to the destruction of them real soon,it does not matter how much we try to stop the destuction it will happen.All those bueatiful animals and we cant keep our noses out of their lives.WHY CANT WE JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE,The world was better off not knowing of them. I reckon you're right, but human curiosity is on par with your common feline.


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