We chose to work on this particular organism in because we thought it was interesting and important to learn about a species that is close to extinction to see why they are so rare and what can be done to change it. At this point in time, most scientists studying the Hainan Gibbon consider it already extinct because there are only 26-28 individuals left on the planet. (Bosco P.L Chan et. al 2005). Many of these are in conserved and protected areas to prevent further die out of the few individuals left from the deforestation that is occuring in their natural habitats. Hence, it is highly difficult to find or to have the opportunity to study these organisms in the wild.

To find out more about extinct organisms visit the Center for Biological Diversity.

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