More of the Raffles' banded . I didn't give this enough love on my last post and they certainly deserve it. Wildlife Reserves Singapore provides a quick overview: "One of only 3 primates in Singapore, the Raffles’ banded langur (formerly known as the banded leaf monkey) is so named because it was discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles almost 200 years ago.
Until the 1920s, these monkeys were common in Singapore and could easily be spotted in Changi, Tampines, Bukit Timah, Pandan and Tuas. However, with the city-state’s rapid urban development, forests had to be cleared, leading to habitat loss. In the 1980s, the population in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was completely extirpated. In the 1990s, with only 15 to 20 left, the banded langurs were thought to be on the verge of extinction.
Thankfully, ongoing field research since 2010 has revealed that an estimated 40 to 60 banded langurs are still left in Singapore. Although its population has slowly increased, the langurs still face a high risk of extinction, with insufficient genetic diversity among them to ensure their survival."