Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Beast of Borneo

Photos from Sydney Morning Herald

Amazingly, even up till today, a new species of mammal can still and has been discovered in Kalimantan, though no live specimen has yet been seen by human beings. However, camera traps placed in the Kayan Mentarang National Park in East Kalimantan have photographed a cat-like creature, not once but twice. The animal is slightly larger than a pussy cat and has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail.

None less than the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced this staggering discovery today. The WWF has consulted several Bornean wildlife experts and most have been convinced it was a new species of carnivore. But in order to be absolutely certain the WWF is trying to catch a live specimen of the mammal using traps.

KTemoc has proposed that it be named ITITAP which stands for “I Tawt I Taw A Puttytat’.

1 comment:

  1. Though I'm no expert in matters zoological I think that vermint may well be related to the "Red Panda"! http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/6.shtml

    With a name like that it may already be in a difficult political position. I hope the WWF doesn't start a trapping stampede that causes their extinction.