Hundreds Of New Species Have Been Found In The Himalayas In The Last 5 Years

A blue-eyed frog. A snake with jewel-like skin. A cute little monkey that just can’t seem to stop sneezing.

What sound like fantasy creatures are actually living, breathing animals–and they’re just three of more than 200 new animal species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas during the past five years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

In all, 211 animal species have been discovered recently in the area, according to the report.

The region, which spans Bhutan, northeastern India, Nepal, northern Myanmar, and southern Tibet, is considered one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. If there’s any doubt of that, just scroll down to see a selection of photos from the report.


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