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These Beautiful Primates Are Down, But Not Out

 

It's sad to think that numerous primate species around the world are on the slippery slope toward extinction, but there are some people out there doing fantastic work in order to ensure that the unthinkable doesn't actually happen. Hieu Nguyen (aka Nick) works at a rescue center for endangered primates, and he wished to share photos of the adorable babies he's helping to raise. It's time to meet the cheeky monkeys: 

 
This is Beni, he's a red-shanked douc lagur. He was rescued after his family members fell victim to poaching. He's safe and happy at the rescue center. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
It took him a while to begin to trust his keepers, but now he loves them dearly. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
This Delacour's langur is endemic to Vietnam and is critically endangered. It's estimated that there are less than 250 of them left in the world. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
They are born orange, however their fur turns black with a white patch on the rump when they reach maturity. In fact, the Vietnamese call them "White-shorts langur". 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
They drink milk when they're small, however they eat a diet consisting mainly of leaves when they become adults. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
The slow loris is a wild primate endemic to southeast Asia. There are many people that keep them as pets, but this isn't a good idea - they're very much wild animals. In addition, they also happen to be the only poisonous primates in the world. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
The species' status is currently "vulnerable", however ongoing conservation efforts could mean improvement in the near future. By the way, this little guy is called Tristan. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
Little Omo is a grey-shanked douc langur, which means he's part of a species that's on the list of the world's most endangered primates. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
He and the other babies live in the rescue center's kindergarten, and they're said to love nothing more than cuddling with their keeper.
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
Below left are two adults, one with a baby in its arms, and below right are three babies with their keeper. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 
This beautiful adult primate is a gibbon. They are critically endangered. 
These Baby Monkey Bring Awareness To Endangered Primates
 

Thanks to the stellar work of the people at this rescue center,  along with the work of many others, these beautiful creatures have a fighting chance. Let's hope for the best and that they'll still be around for future generations to enjoy. 

            

 

Content and Image Source: BoredPanda

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