hunters discover Creature resembling a Muppet
Deep in the dense jungle of Namibia a shooting party led by local Namibian people managed to shoot and kill an apparently new species of animal they found looking for food.
The animal, described as resembling a Muppet was first spotted by members of the shooting party and injured by a shot from one of its members.
Tracking the injured animal through the thick brush of the jungle the local people and members of the shooting party uncovered a nest containing three more of the unidentified animals.
Upon discovering the nest the injured animal is reported to have attacked members of the party before being shot dead; the remaining three animals escaped into the jungle.
Authorities are conducting a full forensic examination to determine what the creature is.
The event has been captured on film and uploaded to the internet before being publicized by media around the world. Government authorities have seized the body of the animal and are cnducting forensic tests to identify and classify the creature.
What do you think the muppet-like beast is?
The study was driven by a simple question: “Are we within reach of finding all species, or are we way off?” said study co-author Boris Worm of Dalhousie University In Halifax.
“The answer is, we are way off.”
Two hundred and fifty years after Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus devised a formal system for classifying the diversity of nature, the catalog for some classes of living things—such as mammals and birds—is nearly complete, the study says. But the inventories for other classes are woefully sparse.
According to Current Results, each year scientists record another 18,000 new species of plants and animals. In recent years they added about 70 new reptiles and 400 new fishes annually to the world’s databases of species.
Two years ago a new snake was discovered.
Matilda’s horned viper was discovered in a small patch of south-west Tanzania, it was introduced as the world’s newest known snake species in an issue of the Zootaxa journal.
The viper is one of three new species of snakes discovered in the last thirty years. It has evil looking horns coming off of its face, and, while poisonous, it is not very venomous.
Just a few months back pictures of an unusual looking moth created a stir on the Internet. Discovered three years ago in Venezuela, the photos show an alien like creature with large antenna and what appears to be fur. It has been given the unlikely nickname of the Poodle Moth.
How many species still remain undiscovered
|Flowering plants (angiosperms)||71,000|
|Ferns and horsetails||15,000|
|Mosses & Liverworts||6,500|