25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)

25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)
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Western Hoolock (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar [Burma])

In the last four decades this hoolock gibbon subspecies' population has likely declined from more than 100,000 to fewer than 5,000, according to a new report.

The numbers are expected to continue falling rapidly in coming years, as the gibbon's natural habit is destroyed, the report says.

The species 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 and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.

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