Fine art illustration of a Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys was completed on 10.9.2014. When I first learn about an animal - especially one that is unique, interesting or otherwise compelling for some reason - I will likely draw it at some point. As is the case with the wonderful Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey. There are few reference photos available and I had trouble contacting some of the photographers who had taken some of the better images. In the end I used several photos to create this composite image of the family. I'm happy with the layout; the mother holds the young out that looks into the viewer's eyes, while the father watches for danger.
The Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey - called the Sichuan golden hair monkey in Chinese - is an endangered primate native to the mountainous forests of central and Southwest China. The environment they live in can get very cold and snowy, and these monkeys can endure colder temperatures than any other non-human primate. They are primarily herbivores, feeding on lichens mostly. They spend most of their time in trees and rarely come down on to the forest floor. Like other monkeys, they prefer to live in small groups of 5-10 individuals. They are threatened by habitat loss, as they are highly specialized eaters and the dead trees that grow the lichens they feed on are often removed, and the monkeys lose their most important source of food.