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Most endangered primates

Sumatran orangutan © Ian Redmond
Sumatran orangutan © Ian Redmond

More than half of the world’s primates are threatened with extinction. To highlight the plight of primates right across the globe, the 25 Most Endangered Primates, assessed by the IUCN* in 2012 are as follows:

Madagascar
Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus
Gray-headed Lemur (Eulemur cinereiceps
Sclater’s Black Lemur/Blue-Eyed Black Lemur (Eulemur flavifrons
Northern sportive lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis
Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus)

Africa
Rondo Dwarf Galago (Galagoides rondoensis)
Roloway Guenon (Cercopithecus diana roloway
Tana River Red Colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus
Niger Delta Red Colobus Monkey (Procolobus epieni
Kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji
Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli)

Asia
Siau Island Tarsier (Tarsius tumpara
Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus
Simakobu or Pig-Tailed Snub-Nose Langur (Simias concolor
Delacour’s Langur (Trachypithecus delacouri
Golden-headed Langur or Cat Ba Langur (Trachypithecus p. poliocephalus
Western Purple-faced Langur Trachypithecus (Semnopithecus vetulus nestor
Grey-shanked Douc Monkey (Pygathrix cinerea
Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus
Eastern Black Crested Gibbon (Nomascus nasutus
Western Hoolock Gibbon (Hoolock hoolock)
Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)

Central and South America 
Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus
Variegated or Brown Spider Monkey (Ateles hybridus
Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda)

*International Union for Conservation of Nature

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