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RobJohnson
11-19-2008, 02:17 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) On a misty mountaintop on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, scientists for the first time in more than eight decades have observed a living pygmy tarsier, one of the planet's smallest and rarest primates.

Over a two-month period, the scientists used nets to trap three furry, mouse-sized pygmy tarsiers -- two males and one female -- on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in central Sulawesi, the researchers said on Tuesday.

They spotted a fourth one that got away.

The tarsiers, which some scientists believed were extinct, may not have been overly thrilled to be found. One of them chomped Sharon Gursky-Doyen, a Texas A&M University professor of anthropology who took part in the expedition.

"I'm the only person in the world to ever be bitten by a pygmy tarsier," Gursky-Doyen said in a telephone interview.http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081118/sc_nm/us_primate_indonesia

Interesting story!

wilbur
11-19-2008, 08:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081118/sc_nm/us_primate_indonesia

Interesting story!

I hope they dont feed them after midnight:

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