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Native to West and Central Africa, these small, furry mammals will either screech or bark from the trees. Researchers weren’t sure if there were multiple species of tree hyrax until they identified genetic differences.
“This is what we call a cryptic species because it was hiding in plain sight in front of biologists for many, many years”
Even though they’re part of a species new to scientific research, the monkeys are known to be critically endangered.
Like the Rice’s whale, they could soon be lost, shortly after being found.