Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts, Endangered Primates

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts

Endangered Primates

If you know me at all, you’ll understand why I wanted to put this article of Tonkin snub-nosed monkey facts together for you. I love to share my passion for all animals, and for monkeys especially, I’m concerned about the dwindling populations of so many species.

Vietnamese Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are one of the most endangered primates in the world.  They were already thought to be extinct until they were spotted again in 1989.  There are believed to be only 200 left.

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts

Vietnamese Tonkin Snub-Nosed MonkeysThese animals are also known as Dollman’s snub-nosed langur, Dollman’s snub-nosed monkey, Tonkin snub-nosed langur.  Enjoy.

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts

  • The Tonkin monkey has a distinctive, almost comical look, with its broad, flat face and upturned nose.  They sport pale blue rings around the eyes, and thick, pink lips.
  • The fur is black on its hands, feet and back.  Otherwise, they are creamy white.
  • The forehead and cheeks are also cream-colored, with bluish-black colouration around the mouth, and there is an orange throat patch, which is most prominent in adult males.
  • The long tail is blackish-brown, with whitish tips to the hairs, and a white tuft at the tip.
  • This snub-nosed monkey, from head to base of tail grows to an approximate length of 20-25 inches (51-65 cm).
  • The tail itself can be an additional 26-36 inches (66-92 cm)!
  • Males weigh an average of 30 pounds (14 kg)
  • Females weigh an average 18 pounds (8.5 kg).

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  • The Tonkin monkey is active during the day, mostly from higher up in the trees.
  • They eat leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds.
  • They live in subtropical evergreen forests at elevations of between 650 – 4,000 feet (200 – 1,200 meters.

The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is endemic to Northeastern Vietnam.  Heavy poaching, the black market, and the destruction of habitat have greatly diminished this monkey’s population to possibly fewer 200 left.  The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is classified as Critically Endangered.

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts
Young Vietnamese Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey

SOURCES: and Wikipedia


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4 thoughts on “Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts, Endangered Primates”

  1. Jeanne – I just love coming to your site – and this little monkey is so cute – I will keep happy thoughts for this breed and so many others – enjoyed this info of things I didn’t know – thank you


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