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A New-to-Science Monkey Species

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey.  It was discovered in 2010 by a team of local and international conservationists in Northern Myanmar, and these are the first photographs captured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local people claim that these monkeys are easy to find in the rain, because they often get rainwater in their upturned noses, which causes them to sneeze.

 

 

 

 

Camera traps caught these images of the monkeys in the high, forested mountains of Kachin state, bordering China.

 

 

http://earthsky.org/biodiversity/first-ever-photos-of-newly-discovered-primate

One Rare Duck for Sacramento

In the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, one of the six refuges in the Sacramento Valley of California, one rare duck- called the falcated duck, a native to Asia- has shown up, and decided to take residence… in the first pond along the auto-tour route, where an observation platform is typically filled with visitors.  Apparently this duck was yearning for the spotlight, as his appearance has prompted a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to the refuge – almost 2,000 vehicles in 28 days, about twice the usual number for December.

 

http://www.fws.gov/refuges/news/RareDuckColusaRefuge_01062012.html

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