Qinling Panda Series Ep. 5: Snub-nosed monkeys wear black 'lipstick' in August

Pine nuts are the seeds of pines wrapped in cones. Rich in fats and other nutrients, the nuts are the monkeys' favorite snacks. From August to September, snub-nosed monkeys living in the Qinling Mountains put on a face-changing show. During this period, regardless of gender, age or family name, each has a blackened mouth due to the sticky resin on the pine's foliage and cones. 

About Journeys in Nature: Qinling Panda Series

The Qinling mountain range divides China into north and south. The abundant natural resources have made Qinling home to countless flora and fauna. Among the residents, the giant panda with the life motto of "eat, sleep, repeat" is one of the most famous animals in the world. This series will present to you the daily routine of this famous animal, alongside its "neighbors" including the snub-nosed monkey, bamboo rats and takins. Follow CGTN's camera for more interesting stories!

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Qinling Panda Series Ep. 1: The 'bamboo cuisine' endorsed by pandas

Qinling Panda Series Ep. 2: Who wears the hypno crown in lush forest

Qinling Panda Series Ep. 3: How pandas went from carnivores to bamboo lovers

Qinling Panda Series Ep. 4: This is my territory

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by the CGTN Nature film crew.)

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