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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pics Old Getting to know Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Photos

The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey in the Colobinae subfamily. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central China, primarily around the Sichuan basin. The Chinese name is Sichuan Golden Hair Monkey. Snow occurs frequently within its range and it can withstand colder average temperatures than any other non-human primates. Its diet varies markedly with the seasons, but it is primarily an herbivore with lichens being its main food source. It is diurnal and largely arboreal, spending some 97% of their time in the canopy. There are three subspecies. Population estimates range from 8,000 to 15,000 and it is threatened by habitat loss.

Due to the gradual destruction of their habitat and recent wars in their limited habitat, the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.

The Golden Monkey (Endangered) video

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