A new study finds that the Madagascar lemur primate is the vertebrate species most threatened by extinction.
One reason for the threat is not only human encroachment on habitat but hunting for ‘bushmeat.’ That is, we are eating them to extinction.
Here is a video of these magical animals , who are our distant cousins:
If humans can’t be bothered to preserve species just because it is the right thing to do, they should do it for selfish reasons. Primate variety is important for our own well-being, since studies of more closely related species have implications for human health.