Wednesday, 11 November 2020

BBC: Newly discovered primate 'already facing extinction'

 

Popa langurIMAGE COPYRIGHTTHAUNG WIN
image captionThe monkey is known for its white eye patches

A monkey that is new to science has been discovered in the remote forests of Myanmar. 

The Popa langur, named after its home on Mount Popa, is critically endangered with numbers down to about 200 individuals.

Langurs are a group of leaf-eating monkeys that are found across south east Asia.

The newly described animal is known for its distinctive spectacle-like eye patches and greyish-coloured fur.

It is at risk from habitat loss and hunting.


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