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Monday, September 10, 2012

Myanmar snub-nosed monkey


Ever since I first saw it, I found it impressive animal. In 2010 it was "discovered" by modern science (in quotes "discovered" because the native inhabitants of the area already knew). And especially its looks and mainly by his nose so that caught my attention.
Its scientific name is Rhinopithecus strykerie. But it is known as "Myanmar snub-nosed monkey ", "Burmese snub-nosed monkey" or "monkey with an upturned face".

In the rain, as it has a "super snub-nosed " (we could say that no nasal septum) and with a thin skin and without any facial hair, causes sneezing frequently. Although covering his face with the hands, but hides his face between its knees, the end always sneezes when it happens stand out among the foliage of trees, difficult to go undetected and become easy prey for predators, mainly for man hunter.

The image you see above is the only monkey that has managed to photograph nearby. It is very difficult to get a picture so beautiful because they are in real danger of extinction. Human stupidity is the cause that is close to its disappearance, just tell the monkey that appears in the image above was eaten the photographer and the guides who accompanied him.

Coat dark except for the skin of the face is not. Only a white locks as a beard. Its tail is about 1.4 times the length of the body: the first sample, an adult male, has a head-body length of 55.5 centimeters (21.9 inches), and a tail of 78 cm (31 inches) long. The species spend the summer months in temperate mixed forests at altitudes greater than its range, and down to lower ground in the winter to escape the snow