Yunnan snub-nosed monkey population grows in Tibet's Markam County
The Yunnan snub-nosed monkey national nature reserve in Tibet's Markam County has seen population growth of the endangered primate. It is the second national nature reserve of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in China.
According to statistics, conservation and protection have resulted in the population growth from 500 to some 800.
The birth rate of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is low because females give birth once every three years. The species mainly distribute in evergreen coniferous forests at elevations of 3,000-4,500 meters. They live at the highest altitude of any non-human primate.
(Cover image via VCG)
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