Hundreds of New Species Found in the Himalayas

Between the years 2009 and 2014, some astounding discoveries have occurred. 211 species have been found in the Himalayas. This includes 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, 1 reptile, 1 bird, and 1 mammal. Some examples of these species include the sneezing monkey and the Dracula fish.

The burmese snub-nosed monkey has to spend rainy days with its head down. If he puts it up, then the rain gets into his nose and he sneezes. This is why the nickname this species the sneezing monkey. The Dracula fish has fangs at the front of their jaw that help capture prey. Also, there is a frog that has eyebrows which   look like horns. There is not yet a name for this frog.  These are very rare species that need to be protected.

These animals are facing terrible fates because of invasive species, tourism, water pollution, illegal hunting, fishing, and logging. The World Wildlife Fund is trying to promote conservation of  rain forests.  Please,  do your part to help the environment by  not illegally hunting animals or cutting down trees.