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Two adorable, newly discovered Yoda-like creatures will make your Star Wars Day even better

By Maria Gallucci


Even wildlife experts can’t resist a proper eyeroll-inducing pun.

On May the Fourth, the unofficial Star Wars holiday (“May the Fourth be with you”), a conservation group dropped some exciting news about an animals that looks oddly similar to Yoda, the pint-sized Jedi master.

Scientists with Conservation International discovered two new species of tarsiers on an island in Indonesia, they announced on Thursday. The tiny nocturnal primates, which weigh only as much as a stick of butter, have enormous eyes, big ears resembling oyster shells, and super long tails.


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