Highest Altitude Primate in the World Discovered

December 17, 2004

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown monkey species in the mountains of India.

Christened the Arunachal monkey after the region in which it was found, it is the first new species of macaque identified since 1903.

Said one scientist about the discovery, “… few would have thought that with over a billion people and retreating wildlands, a new large mammal species would ever be found in India, of all places.”

Full article at Scientific American…


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