Latest Snub-nosed monkey Stories

2010-10-27 10:05:00

A team of biologists have discovered a new species of monkey--one that sports almost entirely black fur, a long tail, and an upturned nose which makes it sneeze when it rains. The primatologists, led by Ngwe Lwin of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA), discovered the new species, dubbed Rhinopithecus strykeri, in the high-altitude region of the Kachin State, Northeastern Myanmar. They describe their findings in an article published in the most recent edition of the...

2009-02-09 14:02:14

China has experienced success in rebuilding the population of a rare snub-nosed monkey, government officials say. The number of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in their primary habitat -- southwestern China's Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve -- has risen from about 500 in 1983 to about 1,300 today, Xinhua reported. Overall, there are about 2,000 of the monkeys in China. Xie Hongfang, chief of the reserve's administration bureau, said Monday the increase was attributable to the steady...

2008-12-08 07:50:00

A research team found that a new sub-population of monkeys in Vietnam is in danger of extinction. Fauna and Flora International biologists said they had found up to 20 Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys in a remote forest. The team was encouraged that they also found three infant snub-nosed monkeys, a sign that could mean the monkeys are breeding and increasing in number. Before the discovery of the sub-population, scientists believed less than 250 of the primates were in existence. "When I saw the...

2008-09-08 09:05:00

Endangered monkey population doubles in three decades in SW China GUIYANG, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The number of wild gray snub-nosed monkeys, an endangered species only found in southwest China's Guizhou Province, has more than doubled to about 850 over the past three decades. The monkey, the rarest among the three species of golden monkeys in China's Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Hubei provinces, mainly lives in the 419-square-kilometer mountainous Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in Guizhou....

2008-09-06 15:00:09

The number of endangered gray snub-nosed monkeys, found only in China's Guizhou province, has more than doubled to about 850, a government bureau says. The population, which lives in Guizhou's 260-square-mile mountainous Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, has grown because of steady environmental improvements and governmental protection measures, the Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve Administration Bureau said. Back in 1979, there were just 400 gray snub-nosed simians, the bureau...

Latest Snub-nosed monkey Reference Libraries

Black Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus bieti
2014-04-10 16:06:59

The black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti), also known as the Yunnan golden hair monkey, the black golden hair monkey, or the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in the Yunling Mountains. It prefers to reside in deciduous-evergreen coniferous forests or temperate coniferous forests, at elevations of up to 15,419 feet. This species was named after Bishop Félix Biet, the man who first collected it for study. The black snub-nosed monkey is...

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana
2014-04-10 16:01:03

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), also known as the  Sichuan golden hair monkey or the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southwest China. This species prefers to reside in temperate forests in mountainous areas, at elevations between 4,921 and 11,154 feet. It holds three subspecies known as the Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, the Hubei golden snub-nosed monkey, and the Moupin golden snub-nosed monkey, all of which are...

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