Tuesday, 1 April 2014

First ever camera footage of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

The first ever video footage of the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured by Fauna & Flora International (FFI)

March 2014: The critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured for the first time on film in Kachin state, Myanmar.

Although the monkey was first discovered in 2010, it has remained elusive, and has only ever been captured on camera traps.

Fauna & Flora International team member Kaung Haung was finally the first to encounter a large group of the elusive primates, while trekking through Kachin state to check on camera traps recently.

Frank Momberg, FFI’s Myanmar Programme Director says, “The video footage is evidence to the continued presence of this threatened species and gives us a first glimpse into the social organisation of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey.

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