New Primate Discovered Image 3
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New Primate Discovered (Image 3)

July 26, 2010
This map shows the locations where researchers have spotted the highland mangabey Lophocebus kipunji. The lowermost tag marks the Southern Highlands; the uppermost tag marks the Ndundulu Forest.

The entire known range for the highland mangabey totals a mere 28 square miles (73 square kilometers). Due to the combined threats of logging, charcoal-making, poaching and excessive removal of forest resources, this rare animal is at great risk of extinction, and researchers estimate only a few hundred of the monkeys remain.

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