If any of Miss Waldron's red colobuses still exist in the wild, there's probably only a handful, a new report says. One of the three endangered red colobus species, the monkey was reported extinct by some researchers in 2000.
No individuals of this red colobus subspecies have been found in the wild since that time, and the monkey is a target of the bush-meat trade. But a few recent reported sightings offer some hope.
The 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 and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.