The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP
The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP
Myanmar

Scientists discover new monkey species in Myanmar – and it’s already going extinct

  • The Popa langur – named for an extinct volcano that is home to its largest population of 100 individuals – has been around for at least a million years
  • Throughout its range, the lithe monkey with startling chalk-white rings around its eyes is threatened by hunting and habitat loss

Topic |   Myanmar
The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP
The newly discovered Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar. Photo: German Primate Centre / AFP
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