New species are discovered all the time. Maybe someday bigfoot or the yeti will have their day of discovery, but that time is not now. However, the World Wildlife Fund just released a report of 211 new species discovered in the Himalayas. With that many previously unknown species, perhaps the Himalayas are in fact hiding the yeti as well.
A new report, "Hidden Himalayas: Asia's Wonderland" by the World Wildlife Fund, describes a treasure trove of 211 new species found by scientists. The finds include 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal between 1998-2014.
This digital illustration shows the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey which inhabits the Kachin State in Northeastern Myanmar. With an estimated population of only 260-330 of the species, it is classified as Critically Endangered. The illustration is a composite of the head of dead snub-nosed money and the body of a monkey of a different species.
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