25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
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Brown-Headed Spider Monkey (Colombia, Ecuador, Panama)

This tree-dwelling monkey prefers the tropical forest's uppermost canopy. The animal's survival is most seriously threatened by hunting and deforestation, a new report says.

The spider monkey subspecies was named one of the 25 most endangered primates in the October 27, 2007, report by the Primate Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.

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