One Neat Monkey
Our first day here in China we head to the mountainous forests in the Southwest of the country to meet a really neat monkey! We’re not sure we’d call them cute, but they are awesome! Come meet the Golden snub-nosed monkey with us!
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Fun Facts:
- These monkeys live where it can snow. They tolerate colder temperatures than most non-human primates.
- Males are larger than females (about 1/2 the size of males). They have longer hair on their backs.
- The have flattened pushed back noses that are open nostrils.
- They live in groups of 20-30 individuals during the cold winter. The smaller groups come together in the summer and you may fine groups of 200 individuals.
- These herbivores eat pine needles, lichen, bamboo shoots and fruit.
- They are highly vocal.
- Golden snub-nosed monkeys are listed as Endangered by the IUCN.
We enjoyed viewing these monkeys in the trees. It is amazing that these primates can tolerate such cold. Most primates live in tropical climates. Do you think they have sweaters stashed somewhere?