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Ancient Animal Drawings Discovered in Remote Brazilian Jungle

Researchers were studying white-lipped peccaries in a remote jungle in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil when they made a surprising discovery which proved they were hardly the first to take special interest in the region's wildlife -- not by a long shot. While tracking a peccary one day, the team stumbled upon these ancient cave paintings, produced by hunter-gatherers upwards of 10,000 years ago, depicting animals still found in the area today.

Sadly, many animals there, including peccaries, are imperilled by habitat loss from illegal logging operations -- a force which threatens to turn these millennia-old paintings into a scene of what was.

[Via Sci-News]