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golden snub-nosed monkey

i just remembered these things. they absolutely terrify me.
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"The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey in the Colobinae subfamily. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central China, primarily around the Sichuan basin. Snow occurs frequently within its range and it can withstand colder average temperatures than any other non-human primates.[3] Its diet varies markedly with the seasons, but it is primarily an herbivore with lichens being its main food source. It is diurnal and largely arboreal, spending some 97% of their time in the canopy. There are three subspecies. Population estimates range from 8,000 to 20,000 and it is threatened by habitat loss.[2]"

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And look! There's more species of them.
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Look familiar...?




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Tags: monkey, primate
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