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ANGWANTIBOS

The Angwantibo genus includes 2 species

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Arctocebus calabarensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

The Calabar angwantibo is also known as the Calabar potto, the potto calabarensis, and the golden potto. They are not pottos, but are a unique, closely related species. The Calabar angwantibo belongs to the Arctocebus genus of the Lorisidae family. It is a lesser-known prosimian primate that shares many…

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Arctocebus aureus

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

The golden angwantibo is endemic to Africa, residing in the continent’s western-central region in an area that comprises the Congo Basin, known as “the green heart of Africa.” Geographic distribution for this enigmatic primate is thought to extend from the Sanaga River in Cameroon, through Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and…

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