Miller's Grizzled Langur

We're going deep into the rainforest of Borneo. We are looking for the extinct Miller's grizzled langur which was last seen in the 1970's. If it's extinct, why are we looking for it? That's a good question and the answer is that they have been found alive and well in the rainforest preserve of Wehea. A survey team accidentally came across the langurs and took a few pictures. Another survey team in another part of the rainforest also came across some Miller's grizzled langurs. This seems to indicate that there are at least two populations of them. People who live in the


area knew they were there but didn't realize that they were considered to be extinct.

Miller's grizzled langurs are known for have white bristly beards and sideburns. This primate is very rare and very little is known about it. Primatologists are not certain what they eat, where they live, or much else about them.

Because the rainforests of Borneo are becoming smaller and smaller, the Indonesian government has laws in place to protect them. The problem is that the laws are poorly enforced leaving many animals like the langur in danger of no habitat.

Other recently rediscovered animals thought to be extinct include snub-nosed monkeys in China and giant tortoises and the rainbow toad in the Galapagos islands.

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Sorry this post is so short. Because of weather or maybe the solar storm, my internet connection is in and out.

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  1. Solar storms=great aura borealis...we are in a period of activity. Connectivity will be sporadic. Great trade off.

    I always am so glad to hear that any species thought extinct actually isn't. There is a chance , however small , to promote their return...with a lot of help from we humans.

    Great post.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Things seem to be a little more settled today. And I agree. It was a worthwhile trade off. I am always glad to learn about a species not being extinct.

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    1. As I told thepowmill, I like to hear of any species not being extinct. I try to practice the "leave no footprints" philosophy. I know that not evryone does but I think our planet is in better shape that many give it credit for. Hardy species that are supposed to survive probably will with minimum effort from us. All we need to do is see to it that poaching and encroaching laws are enforced. Sorry about the soapbox. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. It is amazing when a creature thought to be extinct resurfaces after many years. Mother Nature is definitely resilient. We didn't see any activity in the Northern Lights here but when I lived in AK the solar flares usually meant a fantastic light show.

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  4. Thank you for stopping by. I couldn't see the light show either except on TV. And Mother Nature is really a tough old gal.

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