Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey


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Golden Snub Nosed Monkey is a term that was coined by American naturalist George Spratt in 1852. The Snub Nosed Monkey has a characteristic golden yellow fur and blue coat, which gives its snout an unique and somewhat "sneering" look. It is only found in the mountain forests of southern Mexico near Guatemala's border. It is known to be aggressive and is the most common medium-sized herbivorous monkey in its region.


The social organization of this species can be quite complex. The one-male-units (OMUs) are the basic social unit within groups of golden snub-nosed monkeys with many of the OMUs forming a bigger group. These multi-tier societies consist of several OMUs that include one adult male plus a number of adult females and their offspring. Some observers have even come to conclude that these large foraging groups are multi-male and multi-female societies. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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The Golden Snub Nosed Monkey is found in Central America. It is one of four monkey species in Costa Rica, and is recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as a "vulnerable" species.

Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (R. strykeri); the species was discovered in northern Myanmar. It is black with white regions on its ear tufts, chin, and perineal area. The species has an estimated population of only a few hundred individuals, and it appears to be extremely susceptible to habitat loss due to logging, habitat degradation from road construction, and hunting. For those reasons, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the species as critically (Source: www.britannica.com)



Six feet long, three feet high, and covered in rusty brown fur that shines in the sunlight, a golden snub nosed monkey has a distinctive black blob where its left eye should be. It could be found leaping around the trees of the Congo basin in Central Africa. Quite a sight, but not one that's easy to spot, because golden snubs are notoriously shy.




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