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33) Monkeys may also be killed for their meat or skin. Humans have hunted monkeys for food in some areas for thousands of years. It is only when the wild populations are small that hunting can contribute to the extinction of a species. Two monkeys, killed by African hunters, hang from a tree branch.
Notes: Two monkeys, killed by African hunters, hang from a tree branch.
Scientific name: Colobus verus (olive colobus)
You may wish to discuss the idea of hunting as a sustainable activity, versus non- sustainable hunting.
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