"Lost World" Found in Indonesia Is Trove of New Species
Deep in a South Pacific island jungle, explorers have uncovered an Eden thriving with unknown kangaroos, birds, bugs, and more, the scientists announced today.
To boldly go where no one has gone before, one group of scientists didn't have to venture into space. They found a lost world right here on Earth.
"It really was like crossing some sort of time warp into a place that people hadn't been to," said Bruce Beehler of the wildlife expedition he co-led in December into the isolated Foja Mountains on the tropical South Pacific island of New Guinea.
During a 15-day stay at a camp they had cut out of the jungle, the conservationists found a trove of animals never before documented, from a new species of the honeyeater bird to more than 20 new species of frogs.
"We were like kids in a candy store," said Beehler, a