National Geographic : 2008 May
PHOTO JOURNAL I XI ZHINONG Lichens stripped from the bark of spruce and fir trees are the main food source for the Yun nan snub-nosed monkey. Rare and rarely seen, it was thought extinct well into the 1960s. Now, more than a decade after Xi Zhinong's campaign, efforts to protect its habitat continue, though the species remains endangered. Golden snub-nosed monkeys huddle for warmth; deep snow and bitterly cold temperatures are common across their range in winter. The golden monkeys live in Sichuan, Gansu, Hubei, and Shaanxi Provinces, often overlapping with the giant panda's habitat.