Scientists Find \'Lost World\' in Indonesia

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Scientists Find 'Lost World' in Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia - Soon after scientists landed by helicopter in the mist-shrouded mountains of one of Indonesia's most remote provinces, they stumbled on a primitive egg-laying mammal that simply allowed itself to be picked up and brought to their field camp.

Describing a "Lost World" apparently never visited by humans members of the team said Tuesday they also saw large mammals that have been hunted to near-extinction elsewhere and discovered dozens of exotic new species of frogs, butterflies and palms.

"We've only scratched the surface," said Bruce Beehler, a co-leader of the monthlong trip to the Foja Mountains, an area in the eastern province of Papua with roughly 2 million acres of pristine tropical forest.

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These area's of the world where primative animals and stuff survive are amazing to me. You would think that man has been everywhere by now. In reality there's many things man hasn't discovered yet.

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By YCON: posted on 8-2-2006

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