New species of monkey found in Africa

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    UNDATED (CNN) -- Scientists say they have discovered a new species of monkey.

    The animal was found in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Well-known to local hunters the discovery was made by chance by a team of scientists.

    The monkey was the pet of the local school director's daughter.
    Scientists say it's only the second such discovery in 28 years.

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