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October 15, 2020 - BBC

Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate

Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate
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But that's tricky if a landslide has torn a huge gap in the forest, making it harder to roam far and wide, to find food or meet a date.

For the rarest primate in the world, there's now a temporary solution: a rope bridge reconnecting the trees. And scientists have filmed the ape, a type of gibbon, climbing or swinging across in seconds.

Some used the ropes as a handrail, others swung by their arms and the most daring walked the tightrope. All nine in the group mastered the rope bridge, save one adult male, which made a mighty jump from one tree to another, sometimes accompanied by athletic teenage companions.

Conservation scientists say the 18-metre-long structure could be an essential lifeline for the endangered species, while the forests are restored to their former glory.

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