KINSHASA – Scientists discovered a never before seen monkey specie in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, central Africa.
The scientists first discovered the monkey in the town of Opala where it was kept in a cage by the principle of the local grade school. Natives call the monkey ‘lesula’. It’s scientific name is Cercopithecus lomamiensis.
Scientists claimed the female monkey and found several more ‘lesulas’ held in captivity. Six months after their first encounter with the new monkey specie, scientist got to see the lesula in the wild.
The Lesula has a face that resembles that of a human. Its top coat is short and thick and light brown to blond colored. Its limbs are long, lean and black colored.
The lesula lives apart from related monkey species, separated by two rivers; the Congo and the Lomami.