Colobus monkey
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Loss of rare monkeys deals death blow to once-revered reserve

What you need to know:

  • Felling of indigenous trees has left two rare monkey species with no habitats and severely affected their feeding patterns.
  • There are now only 50 red colobus monkeys at Mchelelo, down from more than 800 some 15 years ago.

Human activities at the Mchelelo Primate Reserve in Tana River County have driven two rare monkey species to the brink of extinction.

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