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Near-Extinct Monkeys Found in Colombian Park


A brown spider monkey seen in the Colombian park.

(January 27, 2012) A new population of one of the world's rarest primates - the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) - has been found in Colombia's Selva de Florencia National Park, conservationists announced this week.

During a recent survey, scientists found the brown spider monkey subspecies A. hybridus brunneus living within the park.

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