• Endangered Snub-nosed Monkeys
  • 23rd September 2015

  • Snub-nosed Monkies get their name from the strange nose with forward-facing nostrils. There are four species, all of which live in asia and are threatened with extinction. The Black Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) is only found in Yunan Province in the south-west of China where there are less than 1800 left in the wild. They live at the highest altitude of any primates and a large part of their diet is made up of lichens which grow in the mountain forests.

    Snub-nosed Monkeys fighting over lichen (Rhinopithecus bieti) Adult male Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)
    Young Snub-nosed Monkeys fighting over lichen... and an adult male displaying

    Mother and baby Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)
    Mother and baby

    Young Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)
    Young monkey foraging in the undergrowth

    Young Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)
    Young monkey feeding on lichen