Scientists have discovered 11 new species of animals and plants in La Amistad National Park in Costa Rica, an area they say is like paradise. The area is one of the least spoilt in the world, having been uninhabited by humans for centuries.
Among the species discovered were 2 frog species, 6 plant species and 3 species of salamander, one of which is only about 1 inch in length.
The expedition was led by Alex Munro of the National History Museum.
He described the salamanders as being
“...incredibly slow. It’s baffling that they survive... But they have this incredible tongue. It’s called a ballistic tongue – it shoots out at incredible speed with great accuracy.”