18 Jul '11, 7am

Endangered Gibbon Enclave Discovered in Vietnam

In addition to being one of the planet's most endangered primates, northern white-cheeked crested gibbons are among the most romantic -- and it's their love of the serenade which clued researchers to a significant discovery. Over the last 45 years, the gibbons have been brought the brink of extinction from deforestation, logging, hunting, threats which reduced the species' numbers to a point where recovery seemed unlikely. But now, a surprising find in the jungles of Vietnam is bringing with it new hope: a large group of thriving gibbons which researchers say is the only confirmed 'viable' population. According to a report from the Herald-Sun , researchers working in Northern Vietnam's Pu Mat National Park, near the border with Laos, became aware of a remote group of approximately 455 white-cheeked crested gibbons thanks to their "loud, elaborate and prolonged" mating call...

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Endangered Gibbon Enclave Discovered in Vietnam

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