Amazing New Animal Species Found in Indonesia

Visualize all the sci-fi movies of your youth that brought secluded and imaginary places filled with animals long extinct to life, at least for two hours... You don't have to imagine any more, thanks to a wildlife expedition (funded in part by the National Geographic Society) that uncovered a treasure trove of animal species never documented before in the Foja Mountains on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia.

Among the "lost" species researchers discovered (pictured here) is the golden-mantled tree kangaroo, the rarest of its kind, and found in only one other place on Earth.

Just shows you don't have to go to a movie or outer space to find wonderful, beautiful and new living things.

National Geographic News February 7, 2006

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