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‘Gorgeous’ New Monkey Discovered in Africa
abc ^ | 9-13-12 | Bazi Kanani

Posted on 09/13/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

NAIRPOBI, Kenya — The world’s newest-known monkey is a shy creature with bright-blue buttocks that lives quietly in the remote rain forests of central Africa, according to the American researchers who discovered a new monkey species. Cercopithecus Lomamiensis, locally called the lesula, is barefaced and has a long nose and an aquamarine backside. It is well-known to hunters in the Lomami forest basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but researchers said the area has had little biological exploration and the species was unknown to those outside the region.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: africa; congo; discovery; lesula; monkey; wildlife


I think the young Pete Townsend monkey is quite interesting.

1 posted on 09/13/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

The eyes look human.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 3:36:14 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

Put a pair of round wire glasses on the monkey on the right, and he’d look like John Lennon.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 3:39:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: TurboZamboni

who?


4 posted on 09/13/2012 3:39:52 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: mass55th

can you photoshop?

if his butt his blue, he may be a miner monkey in the tundra.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 3:41:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sawdring

Much like a hairy faced troll, is it not?


6 posted on 09/13/2012 3:45:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: TurboZamboni
No, I don't do photoshop unfortunately.
7 posted on 09/13/2012 3:45:54 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: TurboZamboni
Ridiculously Photogenic Monkey.
8 posted on 09/13/2012 3:48:14 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: TurboZamboni

It’s Dobby!


9 posted on 09/13/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ick. It’s ugly.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 3:51:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I was real worried that I would open this thread and see a picture of Michelle Obama wearing something blue. Phew, glad that didn’t happen.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 3:58:17 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hey TZ if I could see some ears the two with hair on their face could be POTUS.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 4:05:06 PM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
The world’s newest-known monkey is a shy creature with bright-blue buttocks

Not a PING.

Question, could scientists gene splice it with a blue footed booby?

13 posted on 09/13/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, I get it! An application of the word “gorgeous” with which I was previously unfamiliar.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Lazamataz

Rage monkey ping?


15 posted on 09/13/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: TurboZamboni
I immediately thought of this guy...

Same eyes, same nose, same fur...
16 posted on 09/13/2012 4:09:42 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: TurboZamboni

If 0bama had a son ,,,,,


17 posted on 09/13/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: TurboZamboni
I think the young Pete Townsend monkey is quite interesting

Is it also a pedophile?

18 posted on 09/13/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: TurboZamboni
"It is well-known to hunters in the Lomami forest basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,..."

It will also be known to restaurateurs there soon enough.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: TurboZamboni

Freaky looking monkey. His eyes look like something out of an old Renaissance era painting.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:48 PM PDT by MCH
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