Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New Mammal Species Possibly Discovered

The World Wildlife Fund has announced that it has pictures of a mysterious mammal species from the jungles of Borneo.

The animal, which has been described as resembling a mix of a cat and a fox was photographed twice by motion-sensor cameras setup in the jungle.

Here are small versions of the original pictures:

As you can see from the pictures, the animal does somewhat resemble a lemur but scientists are almost certain that the animal is a new species of carnivorous mammal.

If you want to view the original, higher resolution pictures you can go here and here. The originals are of somewhat poor quality, most likely due to them being taken at night. They are of good enough quality however to convince scientists that this is a new species.

Maybe the WWF should put some motion-sensor cameras in the forests of the pacific northwest or other areas of concentrated Bigfoot sightings. I wonder if they would capture anything. I wonder if they did capture anything, would scientists be so eager to declare a new species of primate. Somehow, I think not.

There just seems to be a taboo when it comes to Bigfoot and Cryptozoology that most people just discard them as something paranormal or nothing but a hoax.
For example, as I was watching CNN today and they had this story about the new mammal discovery in Borneo. The CNN show was Anderson Cooper 360 I believe. Anyway, he was talking about the photos and saying that he didn't believe it. He said the photos were too much like a Yeti sighting. That he just wouldn't believe it.

If people won't believe photos like these from a respected wildlife organization like the WWF are real then how are they going to believe that photos and videos of Bigfoot are real. I guess some people just don't want to take the time to do the research. They just want to live their lives, oblivious to anything that may burst their fragile, little bubble.

There is a larger world out there, one that is full of mystery and discoveries waiting to happen. As a matter of a fact, if it wasn't for our sense of wonder then most of us reading this right now would not even exist.

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