Image Gallery: 25 Primates in Peril

Rondo dwarf galago

primates, endangered species

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The world's 25 most endangered primates have been named in a report released at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity on Oct. 15, 2012. These "Primates in Peril" include those hairy animals considered most in danger of becoming extinct from various threats, including destruction of their tropical-forest homes, illegal wildlife trade and commercial hunting for bush meat. Above, a Rondo dwarf galago (Galagoides rondoensis) from Tanzania.

Roloway monkey

primates, endangered species

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Roloway monkey (Cercopithecus roloway), Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.

Bioko red colobus

primates, endangered species

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Bioko red colobus (Piliocolobus pennantii pennantii), Equatorial Guinea

Tana River red colobus

primates, endangered species

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Tana River red colobus (Piliocolobus rufomitratus), Kenya

Grauer's gorilla

primates, endangered species

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Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), DRC

Madame Berthe's mouse lemur

primates, endangered species

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Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae), Madagascar. Added for the first time to The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates in 2012.

Sclater's black lemur

primates, endangered species

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Sclater’s black lemur or Blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), Madagascar

Red ruffed lemur

primates, endangered species

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Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), Madagascar. Added for the first time to The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates list in 2012.

Northern sportive lemur

primates, endangered species

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Northern sportive lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis), Madagascar

Silky sifaka

primates, endangered species

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Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus), Madagascar

Indri

primates, endangered species

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Indri (Indri indri), Madagascar. Added to The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates in 2012.