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The Colorful New Species of African 'Owl Faced' Monkey: Do You Want One?

Daryl 2012/09/13 18:00:00
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DAILYMAIL.CO.UK reports:
The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.
female captive home primary school director democratic republic congo 2007

Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-220...

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  • Daryl 2012/09/13 15:00:07
    Yes, he's adorable!
    Daryl
    +7
    Yes. With his sympathetic face and hazel eyes we could truly be friends.

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  • moviebuff 2012/09/14 21:28:52
    No, what a weird monkey...
    moviebuff
    +3
    weird but beautiful, I can't really take care of myself let alone the needs of an exotic animal
  • lolitalovely 2012/09/14 20:24:31
    No, what a weird monkey...
    lolitalovely
    +3
    A lot of monkeys can become violent. Those animals weren't meant to be confined alone or in simple pairs in a house. They should live with their community in a jungle somewhere.
  • JoeLove~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/14 19:42:54
    No, what a weird monkey...
    JoeLove~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Stoner...dude
  • Marie 2012/09/14 19:38:20
    Yes, he's adorable!
    Marie
    +2
    But not in my house I've worked with them...
  • Pocahontas 2012/09/14 19:21:06
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Pocahontas
    +3
    I don't want one but it's adorable.
  • Bazinga! 2012/09/14 19:12:33 (edited)
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Bazinga!
    +2
    No, but he is still adorable.
  • Miss Anthrope 2012/09/14 18:13:26 (edited)
    Yes, he's adorable!
    Miss Anthrope
    +4
    Adorable but should be left to roam wild and free
  • Dickens 2012/09/14 18:01:35 (edited)
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Dickens
    +3
    ..yes, he IS adorable...but what I would want is for this charming little creature to be left alone without the always-destructive involvement of people...
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/09/14 17:47:33
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    No, I don't have much interest in Monkeys; especially when used as pets . . . They are subject to turning on their owners; and there are several instances where they bit someone's finger off.
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/09/14 17:30:59
    Yes, he's adorable!
    YourCompanionCube
    +3
    I wouldn't want one as a pet, though. :)
  • glen 2012/09/14 17:26:29
    No, what a weird monkey...
    glen
    +3
    THEY FLING POO !! POO
  • Mikado Hikyuu 2012/09/14 17:11:48
    Yes, he's adorable!
    Mikado Hikyuu
    +3
    i would never wish to 'own' a monkey.. they deserve to be free in the wild. But i DO think he is adorable.. and his face is so similar to human..
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2012/09/14 17:11:31
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    +2
    Honestly I don't think primates should be kept as pets. Monkeys and Apes should be free to roam the wild - it's likely that no domestic home would allow a large enough territory for them.
  • Lolita666 2012/09/14 16:57:13
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Lolita666
    +2
    I don't like monkeys... and they shouldn't be kept as pets anyways.
  • Sperry23 2012/09/14 16:49:36
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Sperry23
    +2
    Those folks who voted Yes don't know what it takes to keep a primate as a pet. Wild animals are especially difficult.

    That being said, the lesula isn't weird at all. It looks a lot like a human being. I think it's the eyes.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/14 16:36:38
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    No, his face belongs in a meme.
  • wow-really 2012/09/14 14:54:05
    No, what a weird monkey...
    wow-really
    +1
    YES. I think he is adorable, but NO, I would not want one to keep.
    They are wild animals and should not be held captive by anyone.
    What's wrong with people thinking it's ok to have wild animals as pets?
    People who do, remind me of Baruka Salt (spolied brat fromWillie Wonka) - Always wanting things they shouldn't have. LOL!
    Ahhhh.....If only roles could be reversed, maybe humans wouldn't be so gluttonous
    planet of the apes
  • Cody Simpson 2012/09/14 14:50:00
  • American Girl 2012/09/14 14:37:51
    No, what a weird monkey...
    American Girl
    Strange looking animal.
  • David 2012/09/14 14:32:37
    No, what a weird monkey...
    David
    No, leave them alone. Primates do not make good pets at all and can turn violent at the drop of a hat. These rare monkeys are already being used as bush meat by those willing to penetrate their very remote habitats. I'm sure the perverted Asian markets are already paying big money for their body parts by now as well.
  • Mike 2012/09/14 14:22:32
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Mike
    reminds me of someone
    woody allen
  • ★misfit★ 2012/09/14 14:01:51
    Yes, he's adorable!
    ★misfit★
    I'd like to meet one of these monkeys, but I don't think I'd keep one as a pet. They shouldn't really be in captivity.
  • The heartless 2012/09/14 13:59:22
    Yes, he's adorable!
    The heartless
    +1
    He's not a weird monkey at all! He's cute.
  • terrabytes 2012/09/14 13:45:49
    No, what a weird monkey...
    terrabytes
    I love all animals, but for some reason I find monkeys a bit disturbing.
  • The Patriot 2012/09/14 12:37:56
    No, what a weird monkey...
    The Patriot
    +2
    We already have one in the White House and after 4 years I'm Sick of looking at him.
  • Michael The Pat... 2012/09/14 13:25:08
    Michael
    Shame on you for making a personal attack.
  • The Pat... Michael 2012/09/14 13:30:46
  • tom The Pat... 2012/09/14 14:35:55
    tom
    Only the biggest bigots can bring politics into a great scientific discovery. Especially in the form of an uncalled for attack on someones looks that could clearly be perceived as racist by many people.
  • synful90 2012/09/14 12:35:32 (edited)
    Yes, he's adorable!
    synful90
    +2
    i think he's cute! i love monkeys. they shouldn't really be pets though if we're going to get all literal. they aren't meant to live with us they get out of control and we don't have the means to feed them correctly. just one look at some of these people who have been deformed from chimp attacks have changed my mind. owl face monkey
  • Simms 2012/09/14 12:20:49
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Simms
    +1
    Plus there is the tendency to bite and fling poo...
  • Nikola Gogova 2012/09/14 12:08:14
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Nikola Gogova
    she is scary
  • Smuwf, Twin 2012/09/14 11:31:49
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Smuwf, Twin
    He looks sort of...isreali?
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/09/14 11:26:21
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
  • Aingean 2012/09/14 11:21:43
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Aingean
    Marmosets are cute this monkey really isnt
  • megan 2012/09/14 11:06:12
    No, what a weird monkey...
    megan
    +2
    wild animals belong in the wild.
  • Terrance Earle 2012/09/14 10:51:37
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Terrance Earle
    +1
    I don't want him because that'd be cruel but it is adorable! :)
  • Magniloquence 2012/09/14 10:51:37
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Magniloquence
    +1
    Wild animals should be left alone in their NATURAL habitat. They were not created to be 'toys' for us to play with
  • SilveryRow 2012/09/14 10:08:18
    No, what a weird monkey...
    SilveryRow
    I've got a bit of a recoil with monkeys...
  • thefatguy 2012/09/14 09:59:19 (edited)
    No, what a weird monkey...
    thefatguy
    What a frightening looking creature! It looks like something from one of those Down-a-Clown carnival games.
    down a clown
  • Monkey D. Luffy 2012/09/14 09:37:37
    No, what a weird monkey...
    Monkey D. Luffy
    Nah..

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