New Monkey Identified in DR Congo

The scientific identification of the new species, deep in central Congo's Lomami forest basin, is the first of its kind in 28 years and has caused waves in an age where much of the Earth has been photographed and digitised.
New Monkey Species Identified in DR Congo

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In June 2007, a previously undocumented monkey known locally as "Lesula" was found in the forests of the middle Lomami Basin in central Democratic Republic of Congo. This new species is described as ...

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   New Monkey Species Identified in DRC

    allAfrica, 14 September 2012

    Scientific journal Plos One has published a paper in which scientists describe a new species of monkey they found living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.… Read more »


Photo: Plos One

An adult male lesula, a newly-identified monkey species native to a limited area of central Democratic Republic of Congo.

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