The world’s first video footage of the rare Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured by Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a conservative group based in the United Kingdom. The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey was discovered in 2010 by a group of scientists that first learned of the primates’ existence from the local villagers in the Kachin state of Myanmar.
According to Fauna & Flora International and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, these monkeys are critically endangered — it is estimated that there are fewer than 300 left in the wild. The Myanmar snub-nosed monkeys are facing serious threats, with their forest habitat coming under pressure from increased illegal logging activities and poaching.
Since their discovery 4 years ago, Fauna & Flora International and a number of local conservative organizations in Burma and China are working hard to protect these precious primates from extinction.
Watch the rare footage of the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey in the video below!
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