Why are monkeys endangered?


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Different monkey species are endangered for different reasons, but one of the main causes for monkey endangerment is habitat destruction, including forest fragmentation. Another prevalent reason for monkey endangerment is hunting.

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One endangered monkey species is the black spider monkey, which is located in Latin America. They are members of the tropical rainforest ecosystem. These monkeys choose to live in mature forests that are easily hurt by forest fragmentation practices where older trees are cut down in random areas of the forest.

Another endangered monkey is the proboscis monkey from the island of Borneo. They are endangered because of habitat destruction. The people on the island frequently go into the forests to create homes and to cut down trees.

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