1st Photo of Rare Monkey Proves It's Not Extinct

April 16, 2015 9:32 PM

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1st Photo of Rare Monkey Proves It's Not Extinct

An African monkey thought to be extinct has been spotted again by researchers, who returned from a remote Congo forest in March with the first-ever photos of the rare red primate.

Until this year, scientists hadn't seen the Bouvier's red colobus monkey in the wild since the 1970s. The small primate lives in groups in swampy forests along the Congo River, in the Republic of the Congo. Hunting and logging decimated its population, leading some scientists to suggest the monkey w...

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