Rare footage of endangered wild monkeys eating fruits, climbing trees
Updated 21:57, 30-Nov-2019

Scientists captured a rare footage of endangered Phayre's leaf monkeys eating fruits and playing in a nature reserve in southwest China's Yunnan Province on November 27, 2019.

The video, filmed at Wuliang Mountain Nature Reserve in the countryside of Pu'er City, showed a group of wild Phayre's leaf monkeys eating wild jujubes and climbing trees.

Scientists said this is the largest group of Phayre's leaf monkeys that has been monitored in the region, with about 80 individuals.

The Phayre's leaf monkey is under first-class state protection in China. It is also listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.