26 October 2007

22 Endangered Primates

A sad one today, The Guardian online has released a list of monkeys and apes that are among the most endangered species on the planet. Why does it the the plight of the cute, fuffy animals for people to sit up and take notice?

  1. Western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock)
  2. Pig-tailed langur (Simias concolor)
  3. Grey-shanked douc (Pygathrix cinerea)
  4. Western purple-faced langur (Semnopithecus vetulus nestor)
  5. Tana river red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus)
  6. Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii)
  7. Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus)
  8. Cross river gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli)
  9. Delacour's langur (Trachypithecus delacouri)
  10. Cat Ba island golden headed langur (Trachypitecus plliocephalus poliocephalus)
  11. Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus)
  12. Rungwecebus kipunji
  13. Brown-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps fusciceps)
  14. Roloway monkey (Cercopithecus roloway)
  15. Siau Island Tarsier (Tarsius sp)
  16. Lemur sahamalazensis (Lepilemur sahamalazensis)
  17. Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda)
  18. Rondo bush baby (Galagoides rondoensis )
  19. Pennant's red colobus (Procolobus pennanti)
  20. Hybrid spider monkey (Ateles hybridus)
  21. Miss Waldron's red colobus (Procolobus badius waldroni)
  22. Greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus)

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