Photo courtesy of © Tim Davenport

KIPUNJIS

A new genus: Rungwecebus

The first new monkey genus to be named ​since 1923!

Photo courtesy of ©Tim Davenport/WCS Tanzania

Rungwecebus kipunji

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

The kipunji, sometimes called the highland mangabey (even though it is not a mangabey), is an Old World monkey endemic to Tanzania. The species became known to science in 2003, although local communities had been long familiar with these large charismatic monkeys. Dr. Tim Davenport, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s…

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