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Vietnam scientists spot rare endangered primates

Because of the increase in the recent mining and poaching activities, their numbers had decreased and the scientists feared that these rare creatures might fade away.


Vietnam scientists spot rare endangered primates
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A team of scientists in Vietnam has spotted a new group of critically endangered primates raising hopes of its survival.

As per a report published in Times of India, the team from fauna and flora International saw a group of about 40 primates, out of which mostly were juveniles and infants.

Because of the increase in the recent mining and poaching activities, their numbers had decreased and the scientists feared that these rare creatures might fade away.

The primate was discovered in northern Vietnam in the 1930s by French scientist Jean Theodore Delacour, and are only found in Vietnam.

The report further mentions that the country is home to some of world's most endangered species, including the mountainous antelope Saola, the Red River giant soft-shell turtle and the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.

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