The first ever live-action footage of the critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured on video in Kachin state, Myanmar.
Previously unknown to scientists, the monkey was first identified on camera trap footage in 2010. The species is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. An estimated 260 to 330 individuals survive in the wild.
It’s hard to tell from the footage the number of individuals in the troupe, but judging from the bodies seen hurling themselves between trees it looks to be at least twenty, which means the video shows perhaps 10% of the world’s population of the species in one spot.
The footage was taken by a team from Fauna & Flora International while checking on camera traps.
Source: Wildlife Extra.com
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