I think sometimes we forget just how little we know about the world we live on. Things like air travel and high-speed connectivity shrink our small part of existence, making us feel as though we are living on a tiny planet but really we’re discovering new, natural wonders every day.
The BBC put up a post on “The decade’s top ten new species” as part of a run-up to the show “Decade of Discovery” which is set to air on the 14th at 20:00 on BBC2. The show will feature the Big Red Jellyfish, Chan’s Megastick (a large stick insect), the Grey-faced Sengi (a.k.a the Elephant Shrew), the Bamboo Shark, the Giant Slipper Orchid, the Kipunji (an entirely new genus of monkey), the Pitcher Plant, the Langkawi Bent-toed Gecko and last but not least the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth – shown with the sleepy smile characteristic of its Sloth brethren.
You can see the BBC page here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9269000/9269338.stm