New monkey discovered

Story highlights

  • New monkey discovery is only second such find in 28 years
  • Lesula, or Cercopithecus Lomamiensi, lives in remote forests of DR Congo
  • The find began with luck when a field team saw a strange monkey in a remote town
  • It took three years to confirm the monkey was actually a new species
Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world.
In a paper published Wednesday in the open-access journal Plos One, the scientists describe the ne