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Kyosuke
February 9th, 2006, 01:50 AM
(Feb. 8) - Scientists said on Tuesday they had found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.

"It's as close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth," said Bruce Beehler, co-leader of the team of 11 U.S., Indonesian, and Australian scientists who made the discoveries during a monthlong expedition.

The team also found wildlife that were remarkably unafraid of humans during its survey, he said. The group visited the Foja Mountains, which have more than 2 million acres of old growth tropical forest located in eastern Indonesia's Papua province.


http://articles.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20060207075509990054&ncid=NWS00010000000001

Clicking on the link also shows a slideshow of these newly discovered species. This is pretty interesting, considering you would think that by now the majority of the earth has been explored, but then again.. there is so much of the ocean that hasn't been explored yet.. not to mention remote parts of the world.

Discuss!

Trikip
February 9th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Aww...a new animal species? I hate animals...this stinks.

Eon-Rider
February 9th, 2006, 05:32 AM
Wow. A kangaroo-ish creature? Cool.

Hitokiri
February 9th, 2006, 05:46 AM
I heard that in Africa, there's a swampland that's bigger than the state of Georgia that has never even been charted yet ^.^ Really makes you think...

Esupio
February 9th, 2006, 09:01 AM
"scienticsts have found a un-touched paradise somewhere in new guniea, starbucks opens on monday"- Dude on radio,

intresting...

Shenlong
February 9th, 2006, 09:58 AM
Wow that's pretty interesting. Lets just hope that those creature don't become endangered.

Lucid-Acid
February 9th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Aww...a new animal species? I hate animals...this stinks.
Then get out of the thread.

That's awesome, the whole Garden of Eden on earth thing. It's still amazing that with all the scientist running around there's still new species to be discovered. The birds are so pretty, and the butterflies look unreal. But yeah, now there probably will be people disturbing the animals by entering the areas time and time again.

Trikip
February 9th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Then get out of the thread.

Oh, sorry. I didn't realize I'm not allowed to give my opinion here.

Lucid-Acid
February 9th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Oh, sorry. I didn't realize I'm not allowed to give my opinion here.
"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Ryoutarou
February 9th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Aww...a new animal species? I hate animals...this stinks.
Must suck being a human then...'cause you know, it's not like we're animals or anything.

The kangaroo reminds me of a tiger a little bit, mainly just from the tail I guess. Those birds would have eventually migrated out of that area though, or they already do, just to higher mountain plains. But it'll be too hard to have people get into that area in large groups since it's so high up, the area's already under logging and track and road protection though.

Trikip
February 10th, 2006, 09:26 AM
"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Sorry, I was a little mean.

Suki
February 10th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Animals are so cool, I love them! It's great that we've found new species of animals!

Hitokiri
February 10th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Must suck being a human then...'cause you know, it's not like we're animals or anything.

The kangaroo reminds me of a tiger a little bit, mainly just from the tail I guess. Those birds would have eventually migrated out of that area though, or they already do, just to higher mountain plains. But it'll be too hard to have people get into that area in large groups since it's so high up, the area's already under logging and track and road protection though.

We're not animals though, we're human beings ._.;; *runs away*

I heard that one of the Kangaroos they found in that mountain could climb trees! That's so amazingly cool!

Sorano
February 11th, 2006, 11:22 AM
We're not animals though, we're human beings ._.;; *runs away*

Actually, technically we are. :x We're mammals~

Wow, thats so cool~! X3 I love animals. <3 I especially love the kangaroo-thingy. Its so kawaii. :33

Micans
February 11th, 2006, 11:27 AM
We're not animals though, we're human beings ._.;; *runs away*

I heard that one of the Kangaroos they found in that mountain could climb trees! That's so amazingly cool!

Humans are animals. We're Great Apes, like Gorillas and Orangutans.

On topic: Some of the species may not be new, they still have to get them checked or whatever they do to make sure they're new.

Kyosuke
February 11th, 2006, 01:47 PM
There is a possibility that they may not be entirely new species if research is done, but its still quite amazing to find nonetheless.. especially the fact that they don't seem to have any fear around humans.

Lust
February 11th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Those animals are pretty awesome looking. Hopefully they find more animal species in different parts of the world.

Randall Raichu
February 11th, 2006, 01:59 PM
That kangaroo is AWSOME!!! I want one!

Simmons_2.0
February 11th, 2006, 02:19 PM
These are neat animals. Hopefully we will find more of these creatures.

Neko64
February 11th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Wow, I just watched something like this on the news yesterday.

Thy could be new animals (that Kangeroo thing is really awesome looking X3) But they COULD also be descendents from animals that already existed. Like, that Kangeroo thingy could have come from an ordinary Kangeroo. Like the theory of how we came from Apes, animals can change too.

Micans
February 11th, 2006, 03:13 PM
But they COULD also be descendents from animals that already existed. Like, that Kangeroo thingy could have come from an ordinary Kangeroo. Like the theory of how we came from Apes, animals can change too.

The theory of evolution doesn't just apply to humans, it applies to all living things. Remember, humans are also animals. The tortoises Galapagos Islands are a good example of this, the tortoises vary on each island of the archipelago.

Forever
February 11th, 2006, 03:30 PM
i think it's a mix of a possum monkey

Micans
February 11th, 2006, 04:23 PM
i think it's a mix of a possum monkey

It's not, it's a tree kangaroo.

Neko64
February 11th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by carpet
The theory of evolution doesn't just apply to humans, it applies to all living things. Remember, humans are also animals. The tortoises Galapagos Islands are a good example of this, the tortoises vary on each island of the archipelago.


...- -;; Dude. Did you NOT READ MY POST CORRECTLY????

But they COULD also be descendents from animals that already existed. Like, that Kangeroo thingy could have come from an ordinary Kangeroo. Like the theory of how we came from Apes, animals can change too.

- -;; Sorry. I just hate repeating myself.

Originally posted by carpet
It's not, it's a tree kangaroo.

Actually, they're not sure what it is. Thye still have to wait for test results and stuff like that.

Micans
February 11th, 2006, 04:50 PM
...- -;; Dude. Did you NOT READ MY POST CORRECTLY????



- -;; Sorry. I just hate repeating myself.


Actually, they're not sure what it is. Thye still have to wait for test results and stuff like that.

Okay, I just reread the last sentence of your post, and I misinterpreted that. And of course they're descendants of animals that already existed, according to evolution, every living thing is. And seeing as they call it a "golden-mantled tree kangaroo" and not "tree kangaroo" or "creature that resembles a tree kangaroo," they're probably pretty sure it's a tree kangaroo. But, of course, they may change it, but giving it a full (though non-scientific) name makes it seem that they're pretty sure it's a tree kangaroo.

Dragonite Tamer
February 12th, 2006, 12:22 AM
The region where the animals were found should definitely be made a conservation area by the Indonesian government. That golden bird was cute.

Shiny Meganium
February 12th, 2006, 12:35 AM
The region where the animals were found should definitely be made a conservation area by the Indonesian government. That golden bird was cute.

I totally agree. The only reason why the animals weren't scared of the Humans is that they don't know what to expect (They haven't met any before). They don't know the meaning of danger. This could be dangerous for them if a group of people trying to catch and sell animals (or kill) tried to catch them. They'd walk straight into a trap. It's got to be turned into a conservation area.

powerofpikachu
February 17th, 2006, 04:09 PM
seen it its a tree kangaroo...i saw that like 2 days ago in school

Poke Mastr
February 17th, 2006, 04:29 PM
I heard about htis like yesterday or something on The Colbert Report XD He said that they'll ruin the place with a new season of Survivor XD Sounds really awesome. *looks at deh pictures* Hm. Seems like alot of goldenish animals. Land of the Gold :O

Overlord IX
February 17th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Awesome. Reminds me of the King Kong movie. I wonder what will happen to those guys next. lolz

Sassydoll76
February 21st, 2006, 03:04 PM
Omg the kangaroo thing is soooooo cute ^^

DarkThunder
February 23rd, 2006, 03:47 PM
Cool. New animals. I hope the hunters and poachers don't harm them though.

Alpham-A-Epsilons
February 23rd, 2006, 04:17 PM
Ah with new animals comes new pokemon right ^_^

zethias
February 26th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Discoveries like this want to make me go out and explore, which I would do if I didn't have arachnophobia..............me luvs the kangarooish tiger thing!!!!

Aegis
February 28th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Uhh cool? A new animal species.. but it doesn't really affect me since I live so far away XP

fallen_natsumixx
March 16th, 2006, 04:10 PM
(The link isn't working) Well this certainly is interesting.

Meh, I didn't know about this until I read this thread. xP

Kinzu_kiwi
March 27th, 2006, 12:14 AM
They reported it in the news one night...And the indonesian place is in the middle of papau new guinea,outside of civilisation. Very cool.