The good hunter: The scientist who discovers new species

CNN  — 

With poaching and climate change looming over us, we’ve become used to a narrative in which a growing number of species are endangered, nearing extinction.

What you may not be aware of is that new species continue to be discovered.

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Inside Tanzania's Southern Highlands
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Take the Kipunji monkey for example: a species that eluded scientists into the twenty-first century and continues to baffle them today. First spotted in 2003 in Tanzania, Africa’s rarest monkey was once believed to be a myth, a sprit animal thought up by people indigenous to the Rungwe Nature Reserve in the country’s Southern Highlands.