Scientists offer lifeline for world’s rarest primate

The Hainan gibbons population was estimated at 2,000 individuals in the 1950s, but during the 1970s their numbers plunged to singe digits The Hainan gibbon—the rarest primate on Earth—was already teetering on the edge of extinction in 2014 when the most powerful storm to lash China’s coast in half a century ravaged their island oasis. […]