25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)

25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)
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White-Collared Lemur (Madagascar)

Limited to a sliver of rain forest in southeastern Madagascar, this species now numbers approximately 7,000, according to 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.

The white-collared lemur was named one of the 25 most endangered primates in the report. Dependent on fruit, flowers, leaves, and fungi for food, the roughly 4.5-pound (2-kilogram) primate is under threat from "selective logging, hunting and the conversion of its habitat to agricultural land.  "

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