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09 February 2006 @ 01:44 pm
Indonesia's Lost World  

The golden-mantled tree kangaroo is just one of dozens of species discovered in late 2005 by a team of Indonesian, Australian, and U.S. scientists on the island of New Guinea.

The animal is the rarest arboreal, jungle-dwelling kangaroo in the world, the researchers say. This was the first time the mammal was found in Indonesia, making it only the second site in the world where the species is known to exist.

The kangaroo was discovered on an expedition in the Foja Mountains of Indonesia.

You know what really pisses me off, though? Look at that kangaroo's feet. It's tied up, meaning that for one reason or another, it was forcibly subdued. Don't scientists know enough to leave things well alone in these cases? The fact that they've survived this long without our intervention means that our coming into the picture is disrupting the balance that's keeping things the way they are. Sigh. Stupid humans.

Photo Gallery: "Lost World" of New Species Found in Indonesia [National Geographic]
purpleslurpee on February 9th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)

kangaaaaa T-T
manonajourney on February 9th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
May the god of the forests and everything good burn their souls to hell.

Reminds me of a quote from Watchmen. Or at least as much as I can remember it.

"Don't you see how everything just seems to fit, except human beings?"
fragile_sinner on February 9th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
CUTIE!!! *incomprehensible*
aileron on February 9th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
i hope they don't put it in a zoo or worse, stuff it and put it in a museum somewhere :(
monmonito on February 10th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
and look at that kangaroo's face. it says: "i dont need to be discovered, you ass. let me go."
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
dude, they r just sick. they should just leave them alone. geez! notice that only those we humans discover, tend to go extinct or endagered. haven't they noticed that yet. exept for dinosaurs.

BTW, I'm jst a guest.