Primatologists capture first-ever images of Bouvier’s red colobus monkey in forests of Congo

April 19, 2015 11:11 PM

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Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo have captured the first-ever photograph of the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey, a rare primate not seen in the wild after 1970s and suspected to be extinct by some, according to WCS (the Wildlife Conservation Society).

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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