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Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys: Mountain elves

Updated:2018-01-31 11:44:04   english.yunnan.cn

As a rare animal species unique to China, Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is a protected animal species at the national level.

Located in northwest Yunnan province’s Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Baima Snow Mountain National Nature Reserve is the largest nature reserve and a paradise for Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in the country.

Being vigilant, Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys would run away as soon as they saw people in the past. But now these “mountain elves” with beautiful red lips and human-like faces dare to come to contact with human beings. This is achieved through years of efforts in protecting the habitat of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys.

In the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, forest vegetation and ecological environment have been greatly improved and poaching is basically eliminated. And some local villagers have formed a group of monkey rangers to feed and take care of these rare animals.  

Editor: John Li

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