25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)

25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)
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Silky Sifaka (Madagascar)

Numbering no more than a few thousandand perhaps only a few hundredthis sparsely distributed primate is found in only a few protected areas of Madagascar.

A major tourist draw, the roughly 11-pound (5-kilogram) silky sifaka is mainly endangered by hunting, though logging and expanding agricultural fields are also threats.

The silky sifaka was named one of the 25 most endangered primates in an 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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