Friday, August 1

monkey business

The newly discovered R. kipunji monkey, which sports a distinctive Mohawk stripe of hair, is in desparate need of better conservation support, say scientists. A new survey finds there are just 1,117 individuals living in Tanzania, Africa.

The above photo is from BBC's site and I just thought it was too cool not to post. The Rungwecebus kipunji monkey is an "old world" monkey which has arboreal habits. (Arboreal means that the monkey live in or spends a lot of their time in trees) Another interesting fact about these monkeys is that according to researchers the Rungwecebus genus is the first new monkey genus to be discovered since Allen's Swamp Monkey in 1923.
okay enough useless info for the day, I'll go get back to work now.

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