10 Rarest Monkeys In the World

By: Jai
Published On: 03 Dec, 2023
Miss Waldron's Red Colobus: Native to Ivory Coast and Ghana, this monkey is one of the rarest primates, with only a few individuals left in the wild.
Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey: Found in Vietnam, this critically endangered monkey is characterized by its upturned nose and limited habitat, facing threats from hunting and habitat loss.
Delacour's Langur: Another primate from Vietnam, Delacour's Langur is critically endangered due to habitat destruction, with only a few isolated populations remaining.
Lion-Tailed Macaque: Endemic to the Western Ghats of India, this visually striking monkey is endangered, facing threats from habitat fragmentation and human-wildlife conflict.
Golden Lion Tamarin: Native to Brazil, this small monkey is endangered, and conservation efforts focus on preserving its Atlantic coastal forest habitat.
Horton Plains Slender Loris: Restricted to the highlands of Sri Lanka, this nocturnal primate is critically endangered, facing threats from habitat loss and fragmentation.
Greater Bamboo Lemur: Found in Madagascar, this lemur is critically endangered due to habitat destruction and is one of the rarest lemurs globally.
Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey: Inhabiting high-altitude forests in China, this monkey is endangered, facing threats from habitat loss and hunting.
Pygmy Tarsier: Once thought to be extinct, this tiny primate was rediscovered in Indonesia, and very little is known about its behavior due to its elusive nature.
Roloway Monkey: Native to Ivory Coast and Ghana, the Roloway Monkey is critically endangered, with a declining population due to habitat loss and hunting.
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