Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey   MONKEY
Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey
Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey
Scientific Name:
Rhinopithecus brelichi
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Guizhou Golden Monkey, Brelich's snub-nosed langur, Pygathrix brelichi, Gray snub-nosed monkey
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: September 27, 1990
EN-IUCN: 2008
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:

The Guizhou snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi) is a primate species found in southwestern China. It is a large and distinctive monkey with black fur on its body and a characteristic snub nose, which sets it apart from other primates. They have a long, dense coat of fur that helps them survive in their cold, mountainous habitat. The males of the species have a silver-white beard that contrasts with their black fur, which makes them easily distinguishable from the females.

The Guizhou snub-nosed monkey is found in the mountainous regions of Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces in China. They inhabit steep and rugged terrain, where they can be found at altitudes of up to 4,500 meters. They live in large groups of up to 600 individuals, with multiple males and females. Breeding occurs between October and December, and females give birth to a single offspring after a gestation period of six months.

Unfortunately, the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey is considered an endangered species due to habitat loss and hunting. Deforestation and agricultural expansion have resulted in the fragmentation of their habitat, and their population has declined significantly in recent years. Conservation efforts have been implemented to protect the species, including the establishment of protected areas and the promotion of eco-tourism to raise awareness about the species. The Chinese government has also implemented policies to protect their habitat and prevent hunting, which has helped to slow down the decline of the species.

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