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RAW VIDEO: Monkey Thought Extinct "Rediscovered"

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January 20, 2012
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Scientists working in Indonesia have "rediscovered" a monkey so rare it was believed by many to be extinct. They were all the more baffled to find the Miller's Grizzled Langur in an area well outside its previously recorded home range.


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