A monkey thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in Bornean rainforest.
Simon Fraser University PhD student Brent Loken made the re-discovery of a lifetime when he set up a camera trap in the rainforest in the hope to capture images of the elusive Bornean clouded leopard.
Using time-lapse recordings to investigate the diversity of the remote Wehea forest, the team were surprised to see an unusual sub-species.
Close analysis confirmed that they had photographed a group of Miller’s grizzled langurs.
Fears for the monkeys’ future were sparked last year when none were recorded in previously known habitats.
The international team of researchers suggest their evidence could indicate a more optimistic future.
“Our findings confirm that indeed this monkey still lives in the forests of Borneo and we found that its range extends farther inland than scientists had previously thought,” said PhD student Brent Loken.
“This gives us hope that we may still be able to find large enough populations of this monkey to ensure its survival.”
I leave you with the Photographed Video of the Monkey