NParks prunes trees along SLE to deter critically endangered Raffles’ banded langurs from crossing

Raffles’ banded langurs are one of the top 25 most endangered primates in the world. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - The National Parks Board (NParks) has pruned trees along the edges of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) to prevent more critically endangered Raffles’ banded langurs from winding up as roadkill.

This comes after two of the tree-dwelling monkeys died in the area less than 24 hours apart on Dec 5 and Dec 6, driving their population closer to the brink of extinction.

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