We here at Neemopani have the weirdest conversations. One day, we sat down and talked about how it felt for Dinosaurs to realize that Humans exist. Or really, do animals have the same thing as we do? The Head of the Content department disagrees, but the writer is adamant that animals have feelings and that they too can evolve. Then again, why did Dinosaurs go extinct? Did they not have enough humans to eat, or had humans gotten smart at that point? We have many questions in our minds, and we really can’t agree on the correlation between animals and humans. Aur phir humsay puraney janwar sambal nahien rahay thay jo ab 224 naye species daryafaat ho gaye hain.
The WWF continues their research and every year discovers more animal species. It’s not like we have anything against animals – because we don’t, but we just can’t help but wonder, which of these species will one day succeed in taking over the world?
“These species are extraordinary, beautiful products of millions of years of evolution, but are under intense threat, with many species going extinct even before they are described,” said K. Yoganand, WWF-Greater Mekong’s regional lead for wildlife and wildlife crime.
However, getting back to the point – we know for a fact that most of the Amazon forest is yet undiscovered. We do not know of the animals, and people (if the theories) are, in fact, true, who live there. In 2021, due to the pandemic, WWF did not release their report of the newly found animal species, but this year, they have come back with a bang. Quite literally.
Here is all that we know about the new species that have been discovered:
The Small long, head darter fish
This species was expected to be extinct and was last seen in Ohio more than 80 years ago. It is yellow and has square markings on its s back. It is more than 4 -5 inches long and has a narrow head. It is found in the areas of Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and now Ohio.
This beautiful sea creature was found off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef. The biologist who saw it first saw three other members just floating around as well. The first male Blanket Octopus was seen in 2002, and now after two decades, the first female Blanket octopus has been spotted. It is known for its luminous, rainbow-esque appearance. Interestingly, females can grow up to 6 feet long, while males are typically less than 1 inch in length.
These are the two newly found species about which we have no information. WWF is currently working on securing as much information about the other species as they can – and hopefully, soon, we will have more information about them all.
For now, we are happy because there is an irony to how the universe works. Every day one or another animal species are threatened with extinction. While we mourn their loss – we also receive information about the new species that have been found.