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25 Most ENDANGERED Primates We May Lose This Century

25 Most ENDANGERED Primates We May Lose This Century


Endangered primates are becoming more common
than ever. With increasing logging, deforestation, slash and burn agriculture, and illegal hunting,
primate populations have drastically decreased within the last few decades. Without proper
conservation, it’s very likely we’ll see the mass extinction of several primate species.
Primates are an essential part of the world’s rainforests and other ecosystems, helping
with regeneration. They also play valuable roles in various cultures, religions, and
give us insight into human evolution. Ready to see which primates might go extinct? I’m
Mike with List25 and Here are 25 Most Endangered Primates We May Lose This Century. 25. Tana River Red Colobus Living near the lower Tana River in Kenya,
hence the name Tana River Red Colobus, this species has seen a population decline of 1,300
from 1,800 since 1975. Overall, the species seems to be coping with the decline but is
still considered endangered. 24. Sumatran Orangutan Due to heavy deforestation in Sumatra’s rainforest,
the Sumatran Orangutan population has diminished to 14,600, making them critically endangered.
Their populations are also fragmented and easy targets for poachers. 23. Cross River Gorilla Of the four gorilla species, the Cross River
Gorilla is the most endangered with fewer than 300 left on the planet. Their main threats
are deforestation and bushmeat hunters. However, some researchers believe there are potential
lands for the Cross River Gorilla to especially thrive. 22. Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Due to habitat loss and hunting, this critically
endangered primate only has 113 individuals left living in their native Vietnam and a
total global population of 250. While some researchers believe they could be making a
comeback, they’re still not out of the woods yet. 21. Alaotran Gentle Lemur From Madagascar, these primates live in both
rainforests and marshlands that are being reduced by the day. They’ve been critically
endangered since 2008 and have an estimated population of 2,500 individuals. 20. Bioko Red Colobus These primates are native to Bioko, Equatorial
Guinea and have seen a 45% population decline from 1986 to 2006. There are roughly only
5,000 individuals left, and that number is expected to decrease. 19. Pig-Tailed Langur Found in swamps and lowland rainforests, the
Pig-Tailed Langur is under threat of having its habitat rapidly taken away. With a population
decline of 73% to 90% in just 10 years, it has become critically endangered and in need
of serious protection from deforestation. 18. Gray-Shanked Douc Langur Native to Vietnam, these primates have lost
80% of their population and researchers believe their decline could even increase in the coming
years. It’s estimated there are only around 550 individuals left. 17. Siau Island Tarsier These primates are considered critically endangered
for the 80% reduction of their population in the last three generations. Estimates about
their population size vary, however, ranging from 1,358 to 12,470. 16. Black Lion Tamarin Located in the rainforests of Brazil, these
primates have been critically endangered since 2003. It’s estimated there are 1,000 individuals
in the wild, but their population is decreasing every year. 15. Delacour Langur These primates live in north-central Vietnam
in a 3,728 mile (6,000 km) rocky and forested area. It’s experienced a continuing decline
since 1996 with fewer than 250 individuals in existence. 14. Western Purple-Faced Langur Native to Sri Lanka, these primates have declined
over 50% in 36 years. Researchers believe the decline will continue at the same rate
over the next three generations due to extensive logging and hunting. 13. Golden-Headed Langur These primates went from endangered in 1996
to critically endangered in 2000. As of 2006, their population was around 864 individuals
with some sub-species only at 64 individuals. Their population continues to decline due
to human hunters capturing or killing the sleeping langurs. 12. Kipunji The Kipunji was originally thought to be a
native myth and spirit animal, but scientists discovered it in 2003. Within the same year,
it was put on the endangered species list. Currently, it’s estimated there are only 1,000
of them left. 11. Brown-Headed Spider Monkey These primates are some of the rarest in the
world. Hailing from Ecuador’s Chocóan rainforests, it’s estimated there are only
250 left in the wild. 10. Roloway Guenon These primates have seen their habitat in
Ghana significantly decline over 50%. In a study in 2007, researchers believe this animal
is nearing extinction if it’s not already extinct. 9. Blue-Eyed Black Lemur Since 2011, these primates have shifted into
critically endangered status. Native to Madagascar, researchers have noted there are several hundred
lemur traps and heavy logging in their habitat causing the heavy decline of these creatures.
Much of the decline, they say, will not be easily reversible. 8. Northern Sportive Lemur From 2000 to 2008, these primates shifted
from vulnerable all the way to critically endangered. Only fifty individuals remain
of this species and that number is likely to continue to decline. 7. Horton Plains Slender Loris This primate is so critically endangered,
scientists thought it was extinct until it was re-discovered again in 2002. The Zoological
Society of London confirmed the sightings again in 2009 and even was able to study them.
Populations are estimated to be fewer than a hundred. 6. Silky Sifaka Native to Madagascar, this rare primate has
also seen its habitat significantly reduced. As a result, since 1996 it has been labeled
critically endangered with fewer than 250 remaining in the wild. 5. Hainan Black-Crested Gibbon Over the last 45 years, this primate has seen
an 80% population decline and is virtually headed for extinction. In 2003, only 20 individuals
were recorded being in existence. 4. Red Ruffed Lemur Also native to Madagascar, these primates
are critically endangered due to an uptick in logging as of 2009. Populations are in
rapid decline with estimates of 50 individuals per square kilometer. 3. Black Headed Spider Monkey These primates, like many others, have seen
their population decline more than 80% in 45 years. Living in Colombia, Ecuador, and
Panama, they are very difficult to see and find in the wild. It’s believed there are
1.2 individuals per square kilometer. 2. Northern Brown Howler Found in the Brazillian rainforests, these
primates are South America’s largest leaf-eating species and are known for making a specific
barking sound. Unfortunately, fewer than 250 of these primates are believed to be left. 1. Kaapori Capuchin These primates are also critically endangered
with 80% of their population reduced over a 43 year time period. Of all the Amazonian
primates, the Kaapori Capuchin is the most vulnerable to extinction. Enjoying our lists? Be sure to click that
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Comments (63)

  1. Maybe… But siblings are still here!

  2. Shit. I'm second. Quick say something witty!! This is your chance…oh…God why can't I think?! I'm so stupid!!!

  3. It's sad to think about losing these or any of the amazing creatures in this world…

  4. Bush meat hunters damn people will eat anything .I hate humans

  5. Do you just guess at the pronouncation?

  6. It is so sad the humans only think about right now and not for the long term. We need to protect endangered animals and their habitats.

  7. is selective logging was a requirement some of these species would only naturally become extinct and not forcefully by humans

  8. This is so sad. There is so !much we have not learned from them yet. I wonder if there had been any that were even more closely related to humans that have been extinct . That we don't know about. But with the poles shifting so drastically, and so many ani!Al's of any kind are losing their migratory instincts ending up in regions they can't survive, yet scientists think humans will be basically unaffected, though there is so much proof of animals being affected, most especially primates, I can't comprehend Scientists logic in stating humans will be basically unaffected. They cannot know that. Without life saving machines and day to day comforts, we also, well the majority without survival skills or personalities that cannot adjust to change, would not survive. I have seen so many go off to college or university, have mental meltdowns because their Mommy & or Daddies were not there to do everything for them. Not very adaptable. I think the primates ate more adaptable than given credit for.

  9. Alright,I'dont believe in evolution,but this is injustice there are inoccmet,you b######s.
    And if they touch capuchins I swear will beat of c##p.

  10. The last Northern Rhino died last month .

  11. Nice vid but i wood hate to see them go 😥

  12. What monkey was #12 how do you spell it

  13. You forgot the Javan Gibbon
    The javan gibbon lives in parts of Indonesia. It has a beautiful grey coat, however due to deforestation and hunting. Only about 250-300 remain. Only 2 places in the US hold this rare species. The Fort Wayne Zoo in Indiana and the Greensboro Science Center in North Carolina

  14. #1 should be humans.

  15. Awareness is needed. Thank you

  16. No one really cares and that's why ive given up on humans. When our animals brothers are gone… Then they will really "fight" to bring the back… Cloneing… They are SOooo good at that right, so why should they care now…. PISSES me off. Humans are the number 1 killer of Everything but they dont care.. Heartbreaking.

  17. So sad, I don't think a List 25 has ever made me cry before, but this one sure did, and it's ALL because of man.

  18. It’s sad how humans only think about themselves and not what they’re doing to these animals. They only think about being successful and making life better for us but really they’re making it worse. Remember what Stephen Hawking said about artificial intelligence maybe we should’ve listened to him and not have been so selfish. Rip Stephen Hawking. I didn’t know who he was until he died but that doesn’t mean that he’s really made a difference in our world. If only he could’ve stayed for just a little longer…

  19. On the up and up, we still have Donkey Kong!!!

  20. All thinks to primate like us

  21. I wish there was a way to convince all governments, regions, cities/villages, and people to protect the habitats and the animals there in.

  22. Animals would be so much better off if humans became extinct.

  23. whats that muzic ?

  24. It's all Humans fault, WE need to stop having kids and do a ZPG on US. People are having unwanted kids like crazy, look 9 billion people and it's getting worse Food and Resources will start to become harder to get, then that's when WW3 STARTS.

  25. Poor animals. So sad. People can be cruel.

  26. Deforestation should stop asap! Only the last decade, we've wiped out 12 animals. Mammals, amphibians, birds. All because of human interference in the environment.

  27. STOP this Destructive Madness. What right do we have to make this planet unlivable to all Except Humans? No, We are the ones that need to go if that is the case. the sacrifice of the one for the redemption of the whole.

  28. This is horrible as a human race we think we're above any other living creature hopefully one day we'll wake up before it's too late or learn the hard way there's no way we'll be able to exist without these beautiful creatures believe it or not from Honey Bee's to Elephants life would be so much harder for us wake up people we need to protect them

  29. birth control, better education, better opportunities for higher education (colleges) and higher working wages would all help put a stop to the extinction of animals (and plants) and put a stop to the destruction of the natural world.

  30. I am saddened by the thought that my daughter will not even see some of these in zoos, and any future grandchildren may not even know they once existed. Awareness and protection is needed, not just for the animals themselves, but their habitats as well. The exotic pet trade, bush meat trade, deforestation, and pollution is robbing our future generations from the much of the beauty in the world. Thank you for making this list.

  31. don't know why I watched this. made me depressed. These are some of humans' closest relatives.

  32. Over building and landscaping is a crime. Nature matters

  33. As time goes by we will loose them all if we don't do things to preserve these beautiful animals ! Thank you very much for posting this type of list ,List25 ! You're a good team ! As I'm listening to your video I'm feeling more and more sad !

  34. I wish humans were on this list, I’d give my life just to bring back a single species…. I fucking hate ppl man shits so sad

  35. Man and his world.

  36. How does the ASPCA get all those rescue dogs to shiver while they are filming them during their ads?

  37. I do not want to live in a world where most animals can only be seen in books because they are all extinct or behind bars in zoos because idiot monsters want to kill everything! Just leave the animals alone they were here first. I love animals more than I love people!

  38. Are you serious?! God, humans piss me off! We're barely any better than devils at this point. I'll try to stay positive though. The animals with populations, especially in the 1000s should be alright.

  39. It's sad you can make a.whole list just of primates 😢😦😢

  40. Shameful, purely Shameful

  41. Any success stories out there to imbue us with hope? Or, is List Twenty-five listing to the dark side for profit?
    Say it isn't so!

  42. Very sad, please make a happy video next please 🙂 I mean this in a good way 🙂

  43. Why they look like me

  44. Honorable mention : The Oozaru. Do to its home world being attack by an intergalactic overlord, it population was reduced to only 4. They started to make a come back for a short period of time in the 90s do to breeding, but haven't been seen in almost 20 years do to its first stage the Saiya-jin losing their tails before receiving enough blutz waves from the moon.

  45. I couldn't listen to the background sound cuz my tbi 🙁

  46. This is depressing. I hope we have a lot at least in captivity where they are safe

  47. If it's so endangered why can't we own them. Ensuring a safe home and chance for re-population?

  48. Fucking pisses me off

  49. Too bad we can't make creepy obnoxious primates like: Hippies, do-gooders, SJWs, and Liberals extinct :-!

  50. if you can overlook a planet of the apes scenario
    i say give em guns
    try hunt me now I got a ak47
    now I'm not saying it's a good idea but it is a idea

  51. How many species were forced into extinction when the deforestation of the U.S. was going on? Hard to point fingers when the U.S. were doing the same thing not to long ago… case and point settlers almost wiped out Bison with the white man heading west… luckily they weren't but how many did we wipe out…. not all third world countries can depend on tourism to keep it afloat… these countries deserve to progress like the rest of the developing world its not their fault the country is so small and they no longer want to live in a hole in the ground.

  52. "Not out of the woods yet" is probably the wrong metaphor.

  53. Were about to kill dogs if we legalize weed.

  54. "Endangered primates are becoming more common than ever." Seldom does a narrative get off to so pathetic a start. At least the subsequent, mass butchering of taxonomical terms was entertaining.

  55. I would like to see a list of the top 25 national park.

  56. So sad 🙁 humans are such a devastating species 🙁

  57. I'm so sad the about the capuchin stop thinking about yourself and save the animals they also want a life like if u agree

  58. im gonna kick they asses 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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