Colombia: newly-discovered monkey species already endangered
- 12 Aug 2010 11:39 (South Africa)
A new species of titi monkey (Callicebus caquetensis), discovered in the south of Colombia, is believed to be endangered. Scientists say that there may be less than 250 of these monkeys left in the wild, thanks to the destruction of their Amazon forest habitat. The region of Caquetá, where these primates were discovered, was previously inaccessible due to violent insurgents who operated there. Read more: New Scientist.