First-ever photos of rare monkey prove it's not extinct

April 16, 2015 9:32 PM

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First-ever photos of rare monkey prove it's not extinct

Scientists have snapped the first images of an African monkey that hasn't been seen in more than a half century was thought by many scientists to be extinct.

Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo photographed the Bouvier's red colobus monkey in March. The primates were spotted in a swamp forest along the Bokiba River in the Ntokou-Pikounda National Park.

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