>Monkeys given a boost in Cambodia

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A yellow-cheeked crested gibbon sits in a cage at Cambodia’s Phnom Tamau Zoo in Takeo province, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. The New-York-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced its findings in a statement Friday. The group says its researchers, working with Cambodian wildlife officials, have counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area in a remote northeastern corner of the country.

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A yellow-cheeked crested gibbon sits in a cage at Cambodia’s Phnom Tamau Zoo in Takeo province, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. The New-York-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced its findings in a statement Friday. The group says its researchers, working with Cambodian wildlife officials, have counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area in a remote northeastern corner of the country.

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

the yellow-cheeked crested gibbons, thought to be extinct but found alive and healthy in Cambodia.

POPULATIONS of two species of endangered monkey in Cambodia are much healthier than previously thought, giving a boost to efforts to protect the primates.

The New-York-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced its findings in a statement.

The group says its researchers, working with Cambodian wildlife officials, have counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area in a remote northeastern corner of the country.

It says the counts represent “the largest known populations for both species in the world”.

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