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New specie discovered in Venezuela by a BBC team

New species were discovered in a cave system of a remote Venezuelan table-top mountain in the Gran Sabana region which included a swimming cave cricket, a no-eyed harvestman and a cave catfish.  Although members of the BBC team believe that they are new species, the three creatures have not been formally described.

To read more on this story in English click on the following link: ‘New’ swimming cave cricket species filmed

To read more on this story in Spanish click on the following link: Equipo de la BBC descubre “nuevas especies” en Venezuela

Posted on by Joanne Castillo in Curiosities, Latest News 4 Comments

Did you know what inspired “Up’s” Lost World and Paradise Falls?

Did you know that the centerpiece of Up’s “Lost World” was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and a legendary waterfall found in Venezuela which cascades a staggering 9,700 feet from cloud-enshrouded cliffs to the jungle below?  

Did you know that although Up’s “Paradise Falls” does not exist in the real world, the sketches, photographs, and videos used by Director Pete Docter to create Up’s fictional waterfall were taken from Canaima National Park? Read more

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