Africa

Tanzania's newly discovered species

Updated 6:23 AM ET, Tue April 26, 2016
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First spotted in 2003 in Tanzania, the Kipunji monkey -- one of Africa's rarest primates -- was once believed to be a myth. Tim Davenport of The Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania was the scientist behind the find. Courtesy Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania
Just over 1,000 Kipunjis are believed to be left on the planet, and Davenport and his team are doing everything in their power to prevent that number from dipping. Courtesy Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania
Davenport discovered a new viper in 2012 (it's named after his daughter, Matilda). Since the species is a new find, there is no known antidote to its venom. Courtesy Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania
Davenport discovered this frog in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Courtesy Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania
Msuya's Chameleon, Davenport and colleagues uncovered this species this year Courtesy Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania