Researchers Take Photos of Bouvier’s Red Colobus Monkey, an Extremely Rare Species

April 17, 2015 10:08 AM

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A team of researchers has released the first-ever photos of a species of monkey that was believed by many to have gone extinct.

The scientists were doing research in the forests of Congo when they captured the monkeys up in a tree. This extremely rare species of monkey is called Bouvier’s red colobus and according to the experts at the Wildlife Conservation Society, last time it was spotted was almost 50 years ago.

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