The director of Belgium's famous Pairi Daiza zoo, Eric Domb, is looking to get permission from Chinese authorities to welcome a family of golden snub-nosed monkeys to the wildlife park.
In an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday, Domb said golden snub-nosed monkeys were rare and that it is perhaps more difficult to get permission to host them than to host pandas.
Golden snub-nosed monkeys are seen at Dalongtan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Research Center in Shennongjia, Hubei Province, January 12, 2016. /Xinhua photo
A golden snub-nosed monkey is seen at Dalongtan Golden Monkey Research Center in Shennongjia, Hubei Province, January 12, 2016. /Xinhua photo
Domb said should his dream come true, he would like to build a beautiful garden for them where visitors would not only see "the most fantastic monkeys in the world, but also learn about Chinese culture."
A baby panda is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium, June 2, 2016. /VCG photo
A baby panda is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium July 27, 2016. /VCG photo
In 2014, Chinese giant pandas Xing Hui and Hao Hao arrived at Pairi Daiza to stay for 15 years. This year Hao Hao gave birth to Tian Bao, who will live in Belgium for four years before returning to China.
(With inputs from Xinhua News Agency)