Thursday, September 13, 2012


MASSIVE BLUE ARSE FOUND IN AFRICA - A species of monkey previously unknown to science has been discovered in Africa: and boffins say that it has an “extensive” bright blue bottom which rivals that of the largest and most colourful known monkeys on Earth. The new monkey was first sighted by scientists in 2007, when boffins found one being kept as a pet in the town of Opala in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It transpired that the unusual monkey was well known to local people, but had never before been catalogued by scientists. The scientific discovery of the new monkey was made in June 2007 when field teams saw a captive juvenile female of an unknown species at the residence of the primary school director in the town of Opala. The school director identified the animal as a “lesula” a vernacular name we had not recorded before, and said that it is well known by local hunters. The lesula, which is the first new monkey found in Africa for 28 years, is remarkable in particular for its vibrant colouring. It has a pink face, golden throat, massive whiskers and a vertical white stripe up its nose, which gives it some resemblance to the already well known owl-faced monkey. Perhaps the major claim to fame of the lesula, however, is its enormous blue arse.

The discovering scientific team describe this feature thus: The blue perineum, buttocks and scrotum displayed by adult males are comparable in size and coloration in C lomamiensis and C hamlyni, and are more extensive than genital patches in any other Cercopithecus. It is comparable in extent to the buttocks and genital patch displayed in adult male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). The lesula's blue buttocks, then, are not merely bigger than those of any other monkey in its family: they are such as to rival the enormous and glaring posterior of the Mandrill, the largest monkey in the world. Apparently the lesula, though not numerous, is not in massive danger of extinction right now. However the discovering scientists caution that it could be soon, as it is hunted for its meat by local people. “The challenge for conservation now in Congo is to intervene before losses become definitive,” say John and Terese Hart, who led the investigation team, in tinned quotes. “Species with small ranges like the lesula can move from vulnerable to seriously endangered over the course of just a few years.” C. lomamiensis is shy and was the least frequently seen of all primates recorded on large mammal surveys (19 observations of C. lomamiensis out of a total of 223 visual observations of primate groups).

Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo - an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world. The “lesulas” - as they had been known to the locals - have giant blue backsides and bright aquamarine buttocks. Eminent old-time boffin Charles Darwin wrote that in his opinion: “No other member in the whole class of mammals is coloured in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male mandrills.” Except, now, the lesulas with its striking bright colours. They live in an isolated region in groups and feeds on fruit and leafy plants and they are only one among the 8,400,000 species of bodily forms in this material world that have their origin in the Lord, who is always Ādi, or the Beginning.

The different forms of the living entities are different dresses offered by the illusory, external energy of the Lord according to the modes of nature the living being desires to enjoy. ... There are 900,000 varieties of material bodies in the water, 2,000,000 vegetable bodies, 1,100,000 worms and reptiles, 1,000,000 forms of birds, 3,000,000 different bodies of beasts, and 400,000 human forms. Altogether there are 8,400,000 varieties of bodies in different planets of the universe, and the living entity is traveling by so many transmigrations according to different modes of enjoying spirit within himself. ... The living entity creates his own body by his personal desires, and the external energy of the Lord supplies him the exact form by which he can enjoy his desires to the fullest extent. ... Similarly, a living entity desiring to get the body of a demigod in a higher planet can also get it by the grace of the Lord. And if he is intelligent enough, he can desire to get a spiritual body to enjoy the company of the Lord, and he will get it.

Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)
Canto 2: “The Cosmic Manifestation”
Chapter 9: “Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version”
Verse 2 -

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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