“Extinct” Red Colobus Monkey Found In Congo

April 19, 2015 9:29 PM

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A group of researchers in the Republic of the Congo had discovered an adventure of a lifetime with the finding of a type of African monkey thought to be extinct: The Red Colobus Monkey. This particular species had not been seen in the wild after the 1970s. Now, they are sending back the first ever pictures of the Red Colobus monkey for the world to see.

The expedition travel into the Congo was financed by the Wildlife Conservation Society and crowd funding through Indiegogo. The search was led by Belgium scientist Lieven Devreese and Congo researcher Gael Elie Gnondo Gobolo, who have been searching for the rare monkey for several months.

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