The discovery of the City of the Monkey God was made four years ago. It is a jungle site located in Honduras, a place that until today has had very little exploration. Why is it called the City of the Monkey God?
That was the name given by archaeologists after finding various ruins that alluded to that animal. Although good, there is currently a controversy not widespread, which ensures that those who discovered this area did not give the name of the City of the Monkey God, if this was suggested by the same company.
Whatever the truth, today this territory is known by said pseudonym. In total, the explorers managed to identify 52 artifacts that worship such a god. The exploration also allowed us to identify later that in this territory of the planet I live a culture that strongly contrasts with what the Mayan civilization represented.
A culture that has not yet been baptized
At that time, historians and explorers in charge of this mission could not describe or baptize the essence of this culture. Archaeologists and history experts are captivated by everything there is to discover there.
It must be understood that as well as the artifacts that were identified, all were buried, which shows that there can be a lot of data about this city underground. For the moment, there are certain very clear data to highlight, the first being that the location of the City of the Monkey God is close to the jungle of La Mosquitia.
Beyond all the cultural and historical legacy that can originate from the City of the Monkey God, it is the same botany experts and professionals in the field of the animal kingdom, who are most surprised. Since it is a territory endowed with a unique ecosystem, where life is overflowing.
Species considered extinct live in the City of the Monkey God
There is talk of species that have never been observed before. So there is great documentation to complete. They have also identified species that until then were considered as extinct. So it is a fairly virgin territory that has much to offer the scientific world.
The City of the Monkey God, generated a huge stir in 2015. The idea of facing a lost civilization attracted numerous experts interested in visiting the place. Among the many curiosities that were perceived is the location of a pyramid.
At the moment, the International Conservation Organization, hand in hand with the Honduran government itself, is focused on working in the City of the Monkey God, in order to unveil the mysteries hidden by this region, considered one of the most virgins on the planet .
A discovery that has generated a lot of echo
At the moment, around 30 species of mammalian category have been identified. Jaguars represent one of the most common animals in the region, as do pumas, ocelots and tigrillos. In addition to this there is a record of 183 plant species. Regarding butterflies, a record of 246 species was made.
The data on the findings are still quite extensive. In fact, it has been possible to analyze that there are approximately 35 species of reptiles and about 22 species of amphibians.
Regarding extinctions, what has caused the most sensation is the tiger beetle. Until then it was classified as a missing species, although there was suspicion that it still lived in certain areas too remote in the world. So it was a real surprise to find out here.
The City of the Monkey God and ecosystems
In the City of the Monkey God, scientists came to make a discovery that fascinated them altogether. It is an animal that is quite similar to molly fish. A species that I had never observed before.
According to Trond Larsen, who is in charge of leading the Rapid Assessment Program for International Conservation, the findings made in this area of the world have a great environmental impact, but at the same time archeological. In fact, the contributions of the City of the Monkey God could help significantly in the preservation of current ecosystems.
The fact that the City of the Monkey God is home to species that were considered extinct for more than half a century, gives rise to understand that you are finding a place to take refuge and prevent their disappearance, while at the same time establishing a balanced pace of life between species.
That is why the research and discoveries that continue to be carried out in this territory are of vital importance for the conservation of other at-risk species that live on the planet.