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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 20:10

At least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Researchers scoured the region between 2010 and 2013 and found 258 species of plants, 84 fish (including a vegetarian piranha), 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one new mammal, a monkey that purrs like a cat when it's happy. Many of the species are believed to be endemic to the rain forest and found nowhere else.

Take a look at photographs of a small sampling of the discoveries below, or click here for a full list.

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_4152009.html

 

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#2 astropheed

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 20:15

Look at those eyes on that snake  :omg: . That's adorable!



#3 Growled

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 00:59

THat's amazing. I've always wanted to go down there to that Rain Forest. Seems like quite a place.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:24

Hundreds Of New Species Killed In Amazon Rain Forest

fixed.



#5 Growled

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 13:32

I wonder if they could figure what species I am down there? :D



#6 DocM

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 13:35

Are any of them good with BBQ sauce?