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Reappearing act

Despite scientists' best guesses, species thought extinct sometimes are found

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / May 10, 2005

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The conservation world shuddered when scientists declared Miss Waldron's red colobus monkey extinct in 2000. Believed to be the first close relative of humans to disappear in more than two centuries, the little monkey's loss dramatized the need to save West Africa's remote forests and stoked fears of an extinction wave across the continent. (Full article: 1097 words)

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