Photo: In vogue no more, the endangered grey gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) will not be seen in captivity much longer.

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In vogue no more, the endangered grey gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) will not be seen in captivity much longer. There are now too few in captivity to keep their population sustained and too few in the wild to bring more in. With limited space and funding, zoos must make hard choices every year in deciding which species to breed and which to let go, or ‘phase out’. Often zoos go with more showy species of primate to propagate, leaving the fate of the more drab species in question.

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