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  • English name
    Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
  • ClassificationPrimates, Cercopithecidae
  • Scientific nameRhinopithecus Roxellana

Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
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The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey is a Chinese monkey and can be also referred as the Golden Monkey. Since long ago, it has been hunted for its fur. Now the decreasing forest is the major concern for the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 66-76cm
Tail length: 56-72cm
Weight: Male 16.4kg / Female 9.4kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys only live in the forests of China.

What they eat

In summer, Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys eat tree leaves. When snow falls in winter, they eat tree bark and lichen.

What they are like

Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys are said to have the largest herd among tree-dwelling monkeys.

Find out more about the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey!

From long ago, their golden fur have been targeted.
The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey lives in a large herd in the mountains of China. It also can be referred as the Golden Monkey. It is resistant to cold and lives in the second coldest habitat of all primates. (It is the human being who lives in the coldest habitat.) The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey keeps itself warm with a coat of beautiful golden fur. People have been hunting it to make coats with the beautiful, warm fur for themselves.

The greatest concern is the decreasing forest...
The greatest concern for the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey is the disappearing forest. In fact, the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey and the Giant Panda are actually sharing the same living space. As the forests are disappearing, the Giant Panda also decreases in number. Similarly, the tree-dwelling Golden Snub-nosed Monkey is having a hard time to search for food and raise its children. To save the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey from extinction, China is promoting a national campaign to protect the species.

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