Playing on Facebook last night I came across this one, a page called " I fucking Love Science" and they've always got something cool or funny to share. So they shared this one, also sharing that scientist have discovered a new species of monkey in the Congo. How exciting and look at it's face. Pretty cute if you ask me!
They're calling it Lesula. (source)
After googling through pictures of the Congo, I must admit that country pulls at my heart strings a bit. It's been a while, selfishly, since I've acknowledged or even thought about other countries, poor countries. The one's you see on television with Sarah McLachlan singing in the back ground. Poor Philippe who hasn't eaten this year and is forced to sleep with his pet dog. Covered in fleas and sharing his shit sandwich with his four siblings. You know the ones?
But I'm straying from the post :)
They're happy to report they've discovered this species before it was too late. Fearing extinction due to people hunting and eating it. I've never thought about eating monkey before. Ew! I should have known people do after seeing the chilled monkey brains in Indiana Jones. Yuck.
Another happy ending to an almost tragic thing in the world. Extinction. Though we may need to worry more about those starving children in the Congo. Tragic I tell ya, just tragic.
So there ya have it, this weeks Monkey butt. If you look closely you can see it's butt, I think it's blue. Enjoy!
Hang in there