Golden hair monkey

January 7th, 2011 | by Nick |

A pair of golden-haired monkeys snuggle up to keep warm on Shennongjia Mountain in the Hubei Province of China. Temperatures in the region can fall to -25C. Golden-haired monkeys can withstand colder temperatures than any other non-human primate (and without clothes). There are estimated to be just 800 to 1,300 left in the wild. From The Guardian’s This Week in Wildlife

See also Golden Snub-nosed Monkey – Wikipedia Its diet varies markedly with the seasons, but it is primarily an herbivore with lichens being its main food source.

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