Scientists have found a wide-eyed primate — a clawed fur ball that fits snugly in one hand — in the first live sighting in more than 80 years of a creature that some thought was extinct.
“It was truly amazing,” one scientist said. “I couldn’t conceive that we had actually caught one.”
Over a two-month period, scientists working in Lore Lindu National Park on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi caught and released three pygmy tarsiers. They bear a striking resemblance to the Furby, an electronic toy that spoke its own fantasy language and dominated children’s wish lists in the late 1990s.
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