Rare African Monkey Thought To Be Extinct Found In Congo

April 19, 2015 3:30 PM

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A rare African monkey believed to be extinct was spotted again by researchers, who returned from a remote Congo forest in March with the first pictures of the red primate.

Until this year, scientists hadn’t seen the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey in the wild for nearly fifty years. The small African monkey lives in groups in swamp forests along the Congo River, in the Republic of the Congo. Hunting and logging sent the species nearly into extinction, leading some scient...

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