Monkey sighting raises climate fears for Kenya

The discovery of monkeys far from their normal habitat in Kenya is a sign of how global warming may already be affecting the African country's environment, Reuters reported a leading conservationist as saying on Wednesday.

White-bearded De Brazza’s monkeys were found in the Great Rift Valley, a place they had never been spotted before, Richard Leakey was reported as telling Reuters.

"That is telling us a lot about the climate change scenarios we are looking at now," he said. "It puts climate change as the most critical consideration as we plan for the future."

The monkeys had moved into an area of forest which had dried out as Kenya’s climate had become more arid.

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