Travel with me #101 : Endangered Species of Qinling - The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey!

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In our exploration of the Qinling mountains of Shaanxi Province thus far, we have encountered some of the most endangered species in the world, pushed to the edge of extinction as a result of systematic destruction of the natural environments they have inhabited for thousands of years.

The Qinling mountains are said to possess unique habitats because of it's vast mountain ranges wrapping around swaths of land, shielding these plains and valleys from the usual extremities of weather. This in turn has allowed animals which rely on specific environmental conditions to thrive. Sadly, due to rapid deforestation and poaching, many of these animals have become vulnerable.

So far, we've seen the Giant Panda and Golden Takin re invigorated in numbers thanks to the work of the local conservation. Although the population of the Giant Panda and Golden Takin have increased ten fold from their lowest points, their species remain vulnerable and rely on successful breeding programs to introduce more of them into the wild.

Today, we are going to have a look at one of the rarest primates in the world, the Golden snub-nosed monkey.

Before seeing these Golden Monkey's, my only experience and contact with Monkey's have been at the Zoo, and at a fair distance between me and the monkey's. When I arrived, I still believed that I would be seeing them from a safe distance...until they all started jumping over the fence and climbing on the observation deck!

Before we get up close and personal, let's cover some of the basic facts about the Golden snub nosed monkey's.

  • The Golden Snub-nosed monkey's are one of three species of the snub-nosed monkeys and are the most widely known variant in China.

  • They are characterised by their light blue faces, and lush golden coats.

  • The golden snub-nosed monkey's will live in the mountains at elevations between 1500m and 3000m, whilst their diet is primarily pine-needles, bamboo buds, leaves and lichen.

  • The population is estimated to be 8000 - 15000 in the wild.

  • They can live up to 30 years and the females will give birth every 2 years.

  • They have multi-tier societies based on bands or groups of one-male-units.

As you can see from picture above, the Golden snub-nosed monkey's are quite social creatures, operating in distinct sub-groups or units. Even though the numerous groups may work together when foraging for food, the groups themselves are well defined and will generally keep to themselves.

In the Golden Monkey society, each sub-group will have one main breeding male, and then a harem of females and their infants. These 'one-male-units (OMUs)', are then often banded together to form bigger groups but interactions between them remain minimal.

I could barely see the groups of monkey's in the mountains. I had to use my zoom lens to make them out. Even more surprising was a man on the side of the mountains, seemingly feeding the monkey's. Usually, the different groups will have their own territory, any trespassing will result in physical confrontation.

What is most obvious, is the alpha male of the group. I like to call him the King Monkey because of his obvious size and dominance.

The King monkey although respected by the whole band, is often solitary and will sit alone for extended periods of time whilst the rest of his group stick together.

Whilst sitting down, the Monkey King will keep a watchful eye for threats, it goes without saying that he's also always on the watch out for any potential sources of food.

For some reason, the King Monkey seemed to take a liking to me. Of all the people on the observation deck, I was the only one he would seem to stare at. I was beginning to think he wanted me to join his harem!

This is one of the snub-nosed infants. As you can see, their blue face occupies a smaller surface area when they're young, and their long fur coats are much less developed at this stage of their lives.

One of the reasons for the decline in population of the Golden snub-nosed monkey's, is that their fire-orange fur was believed to ward off rheumatism if worn by humans, while their bones are believed to hold special medicinal powers. At the height of their decline, the majority of the population had to be forced into captivity in an effort to save them.

This picture depicts the relationship between the Monkey King and his subordinate within his own OMU. Because of his seniority over all the others, the Monkey King has first priority when it comes to food. Others will have to wait their turn, or let the Monkey King take the food right off their hands.

Until a young infant grows up large enough to challenge the monkey king, the hierarchy and pecking order will remain the same.

The ancient Chinese believed that the Golden monkey's were good examples of morality. Respecting the old, and nurturing the young. Truth be told however, senior monkey's such as the Monkey King would be marginalised if not violently attacked once they were too old to hold their position in society.

Relegated kings will often join All-Male-Units alongside other males who fell out of favour in their own OMUs.


As mentioned earlier, the primary diet of the Golden Monkey's are tree needles, bamboo buds, fruits, leaves and lichen. Although they are well felt by the keepers of the reserve, the Monkey's will quite happily leap over the fence onto the observation deck where all the visitors are if they are offered food.

The monkey's are very dexterous, having excellent control of their hands and fingers, allowing them to peel fruits, crack open nuts, and even steal food from you.

Meanwhile, they are seemingly unafraid of human beings and will quite happily come up close to you, sit by you, or even walk amongst you. I guess genetically we're not actually too different from them at all.

The barbed wire fence set up as a barrier between the monkey's and the human visitors failed miserably. The Golden Monkey's have little to no trouble at all climbing over the fence and even leaping over to the observation deck. Even the infant monkey's would join in.

The King Monkey would perch at a distance and keep a watchful eye for the safety of his group. More importantly, he's also looking for a good opportunity to snatch some food off his subordinates. Very often, the smaller monkey's will pick up some nuts or fruits from the visitors, only to have them taken away by the King Monkey.

Officially, the monkey's are fed three meals a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is carefully prepared to boost the monkey's nutrition, but it also serves as an opportunity to see large numbers of them congregate as they hustle and tussle for food.

Outside of feeding time, the Monkey's will eat their usual diet of pine needles, fruits, nuts and lichen. Very often, they will be enticed by food which the visitors bring to feed the monkey's. It is actually prohibited to feed the monkey's as it interferes with their carefully controlled diet, but in practice, the keepers are tame about it.

The monkey's begin leaping over directly from the fence, and as they do so, the crowds of people on the observation deck will shriek and gasp in surprise and even fear as the monkey's scavenge and pick the fruits and nuts straight off people's hands.

They can be quite civil about it, or they can be quite rude. In the latter case, they will even pick your pockets to steal whatever food they can find. In most cases, they will sit on the ledge and wait for you to offer them food, if you don't have food, the monkeys grow impatient and start feeling your pockets or snatching whatever they can from your hands. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with them up close and personal!

The King Monkey was too preoccupied eating his fruit and nuts that I don't think he realised I was the person he was staring at from earlier. Still, he seemed really comfortable being patted on the head. The long fur on his back was thick and rough - no wonder it is able to protect him from deep snows in the winter.

One of the funniest moments was definitely when two of the Monkey's jumped over to the observation deck, then walked across it through a bunch of terrified people with a banana in hand, and his friend closely following behind.

Check out the video for more Golden Snub-nosed monkey antics!


And that concludes our visit to the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey reserve in the Qinling Mountains. Seeing these Monkey's up close and personal and even interacting with them is an experience that really helps you to get to know these animals much quicker and at a much deeper level than just seeing them from far. The Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey's are a highly sought after animal for it's fur and bones, and sadly, that has made them a vulnerable species now under the lawful protection of the Chinese government.

Even though they might have limited use in Chinese medicine, and their fur coats might be extremely warm, it is no excuse to hunt them to the brink of extinction. The end of their species is not worth any amount of fur or special medicinal powers. I'm very glad to visit and see for myself the measures taken to protect these animals. Although their populations have consolidated, it remains a long and arduous task to bring them back to thriving status in their natural habitats. We can only hope that this may become a reality in the not so distant future.


在秦岭深山中遇见的四大国宝,如果一定要让我在其中选一个最爱,我不得不说,接下来要与大家见面的最后一个压轴国宝,让我有种想要带回家的冲动。它们不是一般的猴子,它们是秦岭金丝猴,是金丝猴家族中比较特殊的一支种群,它们生活在高山密林之上,聪明机警,行踪难觅,有着“丛林精灵”的美称。它们的配色极其漂亮,金色的毛发,配上天蓝色的颜面。我从没有见过自带天蓝色面容的任何生物。所以第一眼看见金丝猴,完全不敢相信它们面部的颜色是真的,像是带了个漂亮的面具,还是贴了张天蓝色的面膜或者涂了蓝色的bb霜?脑子里不停闪现这些不着边际的猜测,真的有些忍不住想伸手去摸摸它们的脸。

其实金丝猴这个名字在我的记忆里一点也不陌生,说起来有些好笑,我第一次听到金丝猴这三个字,还是小时候参加鞠萍姐姐的央视少儿节目,赢了小竞赛之后获得了一包“金丝猴奶糖”,那时候虽然不知道金丝猴和奶糖到底是什么关系,但是却记住了包装上那只瞪着可爱大眼睛,萌萌脸的小猴子。这次一听说我有机会可以走进秦岭山里的金丝猴王国,我就兴奋不已,想想它们代言的小奶糖可是从小吃到大,现在终于可以看到金丝猴本尊。坐上开往山上观赏点的大巴,抬眼远眺在迷雾下层层叠叠高大秀美的秦岭山脉,不知道哪里才能寻到金丝猴的身影呢?就算看到会不会只有几只呢?很快下了车。看见在自己不远处的山上好像长满了密密麻麻,金黄色的小果实,走近了一看,原来小果实竟然是一排排或坐或躺,悠闲自在的金丝猴。

听工作人员的介绍,秦岭的野生金丝猴总共有5000多只,现在在我眼前这群纯野生金丝猴群有大约150多只,它们常年居住在这里,就算寒冷的冬季也不曾离开。如今每天都会期待着工作人员的辅助投食,生活过的很惬意,也可见这里的金丝猴对人类依赖性还是很大的。在工作人员的招唤下,猴群快速从对面山头下来,渐渐的向山谷靠近,或三五成群,有的互相理毛,有的追逐嬉戏,看到我们这群千里迢迢赶来看望它们的客人,开心的在地上打滚,这是有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎吧。它们金黄的毛色和淡蓝的面孔在阳光下分外亮丽,有一些个头小小的婴儿金丝猴,毛色稀疏,它们天使般灵动纯净的眼神,还有东张西望的神态非常惹人爱。周围的游客纷纷拿出“长枪短炮”,手机和相机。它们类似人类般的机灵动作,搞笑姿势和憨憨的表情谋杀了无数菲林。这些丛林小精灵很有镜头感,纷纷摆出搞怪的小表情,逗的大家笑个不停。虽然隔着两层护栏,但是金丝猴天性的感染力完全阻碍不了游人和猴群和睦的互动。

突然也不知道哪些游客,拿出了自己事先准备好的果实和小果仁,猴子们听到了食物的声音,像是突然惊醒般,带来一片骚动,整个场面突然变得热闹起来。几只体型略大的猴子情绪激动,动作变得夸张,爬到很高的地方,伸着脖子不停向护栏的另一面探望,眼神不停的找寻好吃的。它们的动作让我想起了孙悟空踏着七彩祥云的经典姿势,看来再多的妖魔鬼怪也阻挡不了金丝猴要吃零食的冲动了。说时迟,那时快,一只猴纵身一跃,跳过了护栏,一下就抱住了观赏点走廊的栏杆,大家都被金丝猴突然的灵巧一跃震住了,顿时一片寂静。原来这两层的护栏对于金丝猴来说,完全不是阻碍,看见食物就情不自禁的越过来了,看来金丝猴也是一群小吃货呢。跳过来的猴子越来越多,游人递来新鲜的香蕉,猴子立刻接过来边拨皮边吃,动作熟练,像人一样。

突然一只头上留着黑色莫西干发型的金丝猴跳了过来,其他猴子吓的四处逃窜,我还没缓过劲来,这是发生了什么,只见游客们纷纷吓退了好几步。眼前这只猴子体型比其它的魁梧很多,身上一股霸气。这就是传说中一山之主,金丝猴王国里的猴王,壮硕的成年公猴。一开始我有些担心猴王很凶会伤到游人,但是它一过来就立刻专心的品尝游人带来的零食,放松了警惕。当有些“不懂规矩”的公猴为了争抢零食追逐打斗的时候,猴王呱啊一声怒吼,震的枝叶摇晃,捣乱的公猴立刻退避并屈服,之后猴王国又重归和谐。从没想过,在金丝猴的世界里,规矩是它们重要的原则,每一只猴子最后都会乖乖遵守猴社会里的秩序和逻辑。这大概也是为什么,它们可以把与大自然和人类的关系处理的这么好,它们成熟的反应和互动,似乎与人类心灵相通。这时候游客们也不再矜持,纷纷掏出口袋里的瓜果,与可爱的金丝猴交流互动起来。有些金丝猴站了起来,在人群中穿梭游逛,不时摸摸周围人的口袋找寻零食,有的游客也和金丝猴握手,摸头,一副好哥们的样子。

对于这样零距离的互动,我事先是完全没有心理准备的。谁会想到,今天的猴王心情甚好,带领猴群们来到了游客身边。后来我也鼓起勇气,喂猴王零食,并温柔的摸摸它的头和脸庞,这时候我才真正的相信,这仿佛从天堂降临的天蓝色脸庞,真的是金丝猴的面容。与金丝猴猴王的零距离接触真的太有趣了,喜悦的气氛蔓延了整个山谷。同时我也多么感慨,在人类的自然生存环境都受到挑战的今天,秦岭的深山中,仍然能找到一片留给金丝猴栖息享乐的王国,充满爱心和责任感的引猴人悉心关照着金丝猴和这片土地。爱护环境,保护生态,应该从每一个人做起,愿人与自然和谐相处的动人景象永不消逝。今天拜访金丝猴王国之旅就要告于段落了,之后还有更多有趣的游记要分享给大家。

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The monkey are very cute! I wish I can go there some day in the future!

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Give me the $14 upvote

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Could you upvote my post? Bee so kind for poor artist

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hehe nice

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That panda, I didn't think the monkey from 1st photo was real, took a while for page to load all those pixels

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even i have a move to show u

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Ouch. That hurt for sure. He flew like superman for about 1 second😎🥇 And then BAM $^/$$÷:$PAM👎💥💫🕳🤕

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I added that it's very interesing

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Nice collections yar.....

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yeah !!!

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I agree. Love Monkey's!

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They are really someting, dont you think?

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So cute dear. it's out of this world

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OMG! They are so cute, kind monkeys. For the second time I read and enjoy the work done by you. I'll be recommend for own friends that must read it

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hay i have up voted you now up vote me

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I don't think it works like that.

What is the price of your 100% vote? Can we have a chat in steemit about buying votes?

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hahahahah that's a very good question

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Thank you for sharing this unique kind of monkey with us. its really cute

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Lol yes just follow follow

Wow really cool Jess, im jealous you were able to get so close and pet the monkey. They are very unique looking , yet cute in a weird way. They look really soft, what did their hair feel like?

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hey calaber24p, I'm actually really surprised I was able to come so close to them, I wasn't expecting that at all! I too thought their fur would be really soft, but it's actually quite coarse. This is one of the reasons why it is quite fluffy and no doubt insulates them very well for the cold winters!

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So cool!, definitely need see this if I am ever in that area of China. China is definitely one of the places on my bucket list where I want to go.

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Me too.

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If you're ever in China then I will endeavour to show you around :)

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Please voted and folow me. thank you.
i will do the same
@qami

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I plan to visit it next year :)

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where is your Plan ?

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Hey...I am an idiot from Portugal who is trying to do some stand-up comedy on Dtube...I didn't take my meds so I don't know where to comment....I like Panda Channel...My uncle is a bus driver

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Really perfect one ...
i m also stand with your comment.....

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Nice post dear...

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Wow! Awesome! Awesome post.
I'm pretty new on steemit. Don't have visibility

Please do well to check out my introductory post
https://steemit.com/untalented/@loismark/introducing-my-humble-self-8ade5879e2383

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My advice would be to avoid becoming the type of user that spams comments to try and get followers and upvotes.

这些猴子很聪明的,据说还会偷游客东西吃。
These monkeys are smart, some said they steal stuffs to eat :P

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Yes, very smart, but I think these monkeys are more like the Royalty of monkeys!

金絲猴的毛髮顏色真是美極了!毛茸茸的看起來好好摸啊!
我從來不知道金絲猴的臉是這麼溫柔的天藍色,果然讀萬卷書不如行萬里路。親眼看到這麼美麗的生物,一定很震撼!
可以這樣近距離跟他們接觸,真是羨煞人!

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是啊,摸起来像猫咪,哈哈,金丝猴真的很可爱而且性格温顺呢^^

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哈哈! 被你講的我好想養一隻 sick.gif

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This is awesome i read these are the monkeys the lengend of Goku comes from and the monkeys that Super Saiyain hair is modeled after!

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that's right! :)

@sweetsssj - Heyyy - Another endangered species post from you my friend. You are turning into a regular wildlife awareness Steemian like me!

You are lucky indeed to get to observe the Golden Snub nosed monkeys in their natural habitat. Since this species is found only in that part of the world, we must travel there. I am so glad that I got to see them in your detailed blog on them.

I think they were endangered because they are so cute and people tried to hunt them in the past for their golden fur. It is great that, now, the province has set up a sanctuary and their numbers are growing.

Your observations of the monkey hierarchy are very accurate. I have not seen Golden sub nosed monkeys but the other varieties like the Langoor and the mormon monkeys have similar tribe structures which I have observed.

LOL - I really laughed hard when I read that the King monkey behaved like he wanted to add him to his harem!! LOL

I was amazed to see the gif with the monkey walking between people so freely.

Nice blog my friend. I loved it. As usual, you look stunning but I also enjoyed the other pictures this time :) Upvoted full

As a coincidence, I have written a blog on another endangered animal today When you see a Croc.. that speaks about the fact that though fierce predators, these days, they are actually the hunted and humans are making them endangered. I request you to take a look and provide your feedback. Thanks

Regards,

@vm2904

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vm2904, my wildlife expert! Thank you for chiming in with your value adding comments! I think these Monkeys have become more and more isolated and as a result, this is one of the few places you can see them in the world now. In particular the Sichuan Golden Snub Nosed Monkeys.

It's so funny seeing them in action right???

Thank you for the comment, and i'll take a look at your post! :)

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Excellent pictures. What a good trip, congratulations.

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Thanks my friend. It is really funny to see the monkeys in action. They are born entertainers and very very intelligent!
When you see my blog, please let me know through the comment if you support not using Croc leather bags or belts etc. The more people commit to this, better it will be for Crocs. Important Steemians like you can make a big impact by their commitment and spreading the message. Thanks

Hey there your Royal Sweet Ssssssj! I love how this post is about the wildlife you got to experience in the Quinling Mountains, so beautiful and interesting! It's also very inspiring to me as a new travel blogger.

So often travel is about food, culture, and sightseeing. Being able to experience the wildlife is a great joy as well and always something that has given me much pleasure. From giant bats in Bali to black bears in Tennessee; animals are awesome! But most of all I love monkeys!

Here are some llamas in Ecuador, just for you!

Wishing you a very special 2018. -Dan

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dan! How are you doing lately? I was actually wondering whether you had travelled around China yet, because I think it could definitely work on a budget!
I completely agree about your comment, I think sometimes even myself, I get carried away with documenting the other flavours of travel and too often missing out on wildlife. I'm actually a really big animal lover, and I think i should try feature this a little more on my blog so thank you for bring it up !

Ps. I always wanted to have a Llama!

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I'm great. I have never ventured into mainland China, but have lived in Hong Kong for a year. Between your recent posts and several others (@joythewanderer) China has moved way up my list of must see countries. Good to know it's a budget destination as well. You know I like that! lol But with my blog and steem doing so well. I may have to meet up with you at the Hilton or some nice place like that! lol

I've been really well. Hunkered down here in Guayaquil as I backlog a bunch of post so I can still cut/past post as I travel through South America for the next few months. I'm trying to post three times a day to keep the income flowing and my presence up on the site up. But to do that while traveling will be near impossible.

So I'm just plugging away on my computer for now here in Ecuador. Speaking of me posting. If you have time check out my blog, see one of the videos I posted of the locals lighting fires in the streets, along with setting off mini sticks of dynamite, and getting crazy to celebrate the new year at midnight. It was insane, explosions going off and more. I bet you never seen anything like it.

No need to reply to this message. Since my follower-ship has increased lately, I'm quickly experiencing that replying can take up good amount of time. At your steemit popularity you could be replying 24hrs a day! So you take care of yourself and I'll try to catch your next post. Have a great day! -Dan

Those golden monkeys look​ gorgeous with their fur 😆, the only Monkey that I get to have a close up was the Proboscis Nose Monkey back on my hometown.

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well that is the funniest monkey i've ever seen! Looks ike an old man! so interesting haha

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Haha got chance, you should visit Borneo 😆, I'm sure you like it there very much

@sweetsssj

Wrote this after I found a post of yours from 7 months ago. It was a post explaining how to go about improving presence on steemit:

I know this is an old post, but I really managed to gain a lot of insight into not only the subject at hand, but also gained a whole lot of respect for your work, respect I already had from reading all your posts over the past few months.

It really proves that anything one does really has to be done properly and with a sincere and passionate commitment so as to achieve a finished product of high quality and which generates a following organically, simply because it is good.

Well done again on managing to engage total strangers by being so professional about what you do, it still amazes me just how much you put into this and I am inspired to do my best not just at blogging or @steemit, but just in general life.

I think that you having managed to show me and teach me a life lesson outside of just steemit is indeed an indication of the value you bring though your blog.

Keep the posts coming, and
may you stay blessed...

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I'm very glad that you found the post and read it. I wrote it in the hopes that it would always be valuable, even months after it was posted and from the looks of it, it's been a helpful resource to many new and old Steemians alike.

It's quite amazing that one can draw so many conclusions, and learn so many life lessons through studying a person's journey. I'm humbled I can be an example and hope that whatever you found inspiring in me has allowed you to reach further in your own trials and tribulations, striving for betterment, achieving things you once thought un-achievable.

Looking forward to seeing you more in 2018 michael.

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indeed :-) I do think you epotimise exactly what I always thought @steemit was about. safe travels and continue to shine your light.

stay blessed...

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(True Fan's @sweetsssj ) #travelwithMe

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that's so funny... i like mr bean!

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cool its look like awesome

SO CUTE

BEENSWEETJJJS

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Another great post ! Nice pictures by the way :D

Hey @sweetsssj The snub nosed monkeys are beautiful creatures and I never knew they existed. Great pics and love the information you provide on their history and future. It is amazing the animals this world has to offer and it is a shame that Man is not more grateful. It is wonderful to see that there is a place where the animals are respected and give hope to their future.

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hey tess! I completely agree, one of the sad things about human nature is that we seem to consume and think very little of the consequences once we pass the threshold for what we should take.. In the case of these Monkey's and other endangered species of the region, most of them could have avoided facing extinction if the people thought longer term.

Another great post. Never knew about this species of monkey and the golden snub nosed monkey surely looks very unique even among primates! The blue face gives it a very distinct appearance.

I'm surprised you could actually touch a wild monkey! In our parts, we wouldnt dare touch any wild monkey species no matter how close (we see a lot of Rhesus monkeys living in close proximity with humans here). Seems the golden snub nosed monkeys aren't as aggressive as some of the other monkey species in the wild.

Great pictures btw, and combing pics into gifs is a great idea to show more pics in the same screen!

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roji! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I haven't had much experience with Monkey's actually, so I wasn't sure if this was typical of their behaviour or not. In any case, if all Monkey's are this friendly then I would really love to see them all!

I was quite surprised by their striking blue faces contrasted with orange-golden fur. It's almost like the other Orangutan's colour, but with a smoother face.

I think i'm onto something with the gifs! It would be nice to have a kind of album cover flow kind of feature integrated some day though!

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If you ever travel to India, don't try to get too close with the local monkeys, they can be pretty mean :)

Yeah, the integration of pictures into gifs is a great idea - what you should so is take consecutive snaps using the same angle and integrate them - such pics look really good.

哈哈哈对莫西干猴王的描写好传神 动图和视频很可爱 原来它们的脸是天蓝色的!感谢分享这么详尽的内容 第一次听说金丝猴奶糖呢🐒 只知道大白兔奶糖🐰

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哈哈,谢谢啦,主要金丝猴的亮点太多啦,对哦大白兔奶糖也很好吃呢^^

Ok these little guys may be one of the cutest monkeys i've ever seen, and that wasn't hard to admit! I loved the clip of the monkeys walking through the people and holding out its ams to feel their legs. The youtube video you linked is also quite funny, seeing that one monkey come for some food and get petted then jump off and look back, you can imagine what he's thinking :) ha.. great post I really like it.. I'm resteeming it, and well done on doing so well, the articles are well writen and the pictures are really fun!

Do you know what you have just done?
You have gone beyond the normal and given an information so beautiful about this species.
Thank you so much for sharing, am leaving this place enlighten.
I need to resteem this post.
Thanks once more.

This was such a great article. This was also the first article in a long time that i've read that wasn't about crypto or money. It was very refreshing and i truly thank you! I felt like i was right there with you every step of the way.

Thanks for introducing to us those magnificent animals. This article was written in a playful delighting way. Great reading!

You are more Sweet then Monkeys.

I think those monkeys don't deserve to be called 'snub faced' because they seem so friendly.

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I agree they look so cute too!!

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I think the name is quite endearing, they are really friendly though!

God bless you.

Those monkeys are beautiful! Incredible photography!

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thanks sirstackalot! I thought I was dreaming when I saw them.. they're so surreal !

nice video.
They are very friendly.
I think they view humans as friends.
Will we ever know how many species of any animal on earth ?
Thanks for sharing.
Keep on steemit.

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Thanks! You are right, they are really friendly, maybe a bit too friendly sometimes, but it's good to see them so close. There's really no reason why humans should kill them !

thanks for sharing

This monkey looks like he just got out of a cartoon, so cuteee.🙊

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haha, now that you mention it, i completely agree!

Haha, those monkeys look cute ... but i don't trust those kinds ... they'll take your hat or glasses.

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they certainly will, and I even saw that happen with my own eyes. They are very funny though!

I am a lover of animals and I often publish myself on nature, but I must say that I did not know this monkey! I found your post very interesting, the golden snub nosed monkey has a really nice face :).

请问有没有具体路线怎么去这个野生动物园?谢谢

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我们是自驾游到秦岭深山的华阳古镇,这里提供几条路线去看四大国宝:)

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谢谢回复 :)

Very cute ....... (I mean the golden monkey....LOL)
Even that golden monkey king loves you @sweetsssj :) ...... no wonder everybody in steemit love you :)

Oh wow @sweetsssj ! how cool that must have been to get up close and personal with these Awesome Golden Snub Nosed Monkeys , they look so cool !! its sad to think that they are endangered !! its so great there is a place such as this for them to continue thriving hopefully for many generations to come thanks to the Chinese governments lawful protection , theres better ways to keep warm then useing monkey fur !! Thanks for sharing all your awesome photos with us again ! I also loved your video lol! Upped and
resteemed @karenmckersie ! I will be back to upvote and resteem on my @momskitchen account ! Fantastic post!
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How adorable! Thank you for sharing. I definitely laughed out loud watching the two monkeys walk by the crowd with the banana. So cute.

What an amazing looking monkey

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haha, yes, I had the exact same thoughts!

感谢您对这篇文章。它有正确的敏感性和平衡来讲述这个物种。
Thank you for this post. It had the right sensitivity and balance toward telling about this species.
我也想评论你是多么的清楚。我很欣赏读一个有健康词汇的人。
I also want to comment on how articulate you are. I appreciate reading a person who has a healthy vocabulary.

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dwarrilow2002, thank you for this stellar comment, I really appreciate your positivity and constructive criticism. Bravo for going bilingual !

@sweetsssj i think you really loved these golden snub bosed monkies by the expression of your face and also by the amount of information you have shared with us. The little ones are too cute. I was wondering even if the local tourist guides had this amount of information and am surprised by the way you source complete details. Great job. You are surely one of the King monkey for people like us on steemit.

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Good comment here ♦♦ I was also noticing that she imparts a HECK of a Lot of good info - so much so that She must really appreciate these animals

Take care, gave u an Upvote

lovely!

Hi~~have a good time

The monkey are so cute! :D I love your post

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thanks piach!! (they are the cutest near human like things i've seen in a while)

The ancient Chinese

Golden monkey's are
one of the treasure of your country that money cant buy.

the most amazing creature that preserve to the next new generation,
to see how wonderful and amazing creature(golden monkey)it be..

this Golden monkey is very intelligent animals.

what a cool experience,you enjoy a lot, when interacting with the Monkey's up close.its so great to see you enjoyed the moments interacting with animals in Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey reserve in the Qinling Mountains.

i Love this photos.

very cool..

thanks for sharing ,

upvoted and resteem your lovely post

@sweetsssj

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Really cool

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点击名字底下的follow :)

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Very nice and informative post you have here. I particularly like that the scenery was such that it didn't show these animals to be in any form of caged or forced habitats as depleted in zoo's or certain research institutes. i like to look at animals as humans too hence having feelings like we do which of cause in reality they actually do hence should be allowed to breed in their natural habitats. Simply put Reserves, Resorts, ranches e.t.c. get a Big Yes but zoo's, research facilities, etc is a big No from my point of view

Hi sweetsssj. Thank you for sharing this intresting adventure of yours. Love your photos and info about the monkeys.

Haha, so funny monkeys! Thanks!)

very interesting trip

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haha, the monkeys really did make it special!

So is this the same monkey talked about in a journey to the west?

Everything is beautiful your name sweet,smooth face,dressing, and your smart monkey,I m new user steemit

OMG, they are so cute and beautiful! I am so happy for you having the opportunity to see rare places and rare animals. I am not sure if you are the one that filmed the video but it is well done and very professional :)

Wow this is soo cute @sweetsssj ......the snub nosed monkies are really beautiful thank you for sharing about them.....about every details....loved the pictures.

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haha thanks universalpro, it's my pleasure, if you enjoyed it and found it informative and entertaining, even better!

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Very much entertaining and informative.

Nice monkey pics!

Really beautiful species...... Your articles are a must read.

A great post @sweetsssj. It was truly an awesome travel, visiting a unique place with lots of monkeys in it. You are really a woman full of inspiration.

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Thank you safran! So kind x

The first photo is pretty .. =)

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aww thanks kuku12170!!

Loved the 3rd, 5th & 8th pics. The 8th IMAGE shows the beautiful Monkey 'in action'. Neat.

The 6th Picture - showing the infant -- is quite neat, also.

It's NEAT -- the Fact one can create GIF's that move & delight (Generous of #STEEMIT to allow that) - I think it's real cool, the Gif images u did ☻☻
One of my FAV posts this week ! ♥

Hello My Beautiful Friend , How are You ? These monkeys are so beautiful and cute. They look very Adorable , glad you had fun with them . Loved them , you look so sweet as always , another great adventure. Thanks dear , have a lovely day 😊👍💐

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Hi vikbuddy, sorry i've missed a couple of your comments before, be assured I read them! I'll make sure to come by soon!

Beautiful place, the monkeys seems to be happier than in a zoo!

Amazing

@sweetsssj
Cool monkey! thanks for sharing!

I love the monkey looking at the steem symbol in the first pic! :-)

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haha strategically placed!! :)

you are very cute sweet

這些金絲猴很有趣啊!
by the way, 你手上的DJI 好用嗎?

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之前挺好用的,后来被我磕碰到了= =

Very informative post with great pictures and, most importantly, a good cause. I appreciate your post and admire your persistent effort to deliver quality content. Cheers @sweetsssj

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raci, thank you so much sir, I appreciate you taking the effort to look through and even commenting. Appreciated very much!

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Thank you so much for your reply. You're really great at interacting with the community 😊

what a sweet animal species. Thank you for taking us with you on your journeys!

Your travel is truly successful.

AMAZING!

These Golden Snub Nosed Monkeys play and sit on top of bob wire in your 2 minute video!

Wut...

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crazy right!?

Wow.. wonderful travelling experience.. love it..
Cheers

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thanks djmalith! it was definitely a worth while experience, I can't recommend this place enough!

I didn’t realize this was an endangered species! I love animals so this really appeals to me as a fantastic way of keeping people aware of what animals to help. Keep up the good work,
@rwilliamson

A wonderful trip @sweetsssj, every moment of your trip looks amazing. As if we enjoy instantly various moments of his vacation. When can ya we can step foot there ...
Thank you for sharing a very extraordinary post. Send regards for success.

Thanks for sharing the pics and your journey. These monkeys are beautiful hope to visit them at the Qinling Mountians in the future. 🙂

I really like the Zoo holidays, this post feel like I'm on vacation, thanks :)

So sweet. thank you so much for sharing!

Thanks to your golden friend for posing.

These monkey species are unique. Thanks for sharing

Both of you looking Beautiful!!

Wow... these monkey u can go so near...are they only exists in China?

Dear @sweetsssj WOW you also love a little monkey?
Yesterday i had my new year vacation in my province. My dad has a two monkeys. When i had my jogging everyday i used to bring the money and i also brought some milk and banana,,, they loves banana
They are like humans.
They are friendly, too.
It gives joy when we are sad.
They can be our friend when we are alone.
They are so sweet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR greetings from PHILIPPINES.

Have you experienced riding a horse?
Yesterday i had my horse riding? Please watch it...
https://steemit.com/travel/@sorenkierkegaard/horse-riding-my-new-year-visitation-with-my-relatives

I hope someday you will be able to come in Philippines and ride a HORSE AND meet some cute monkeys.

HAVE A GREAT DAY @sweetsssj

Your friend
@sorenkierkegaard
PHILIPPINES

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hello my dear, who would have known that monkeys can live with humans too? Are they like pets?

They have so much personality, it was quite surprising seeing them. It is now obvious to me that we have a common ancestry from millions of years ago.

Have a great day too! (i'll visit soon)

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i live in mountainous area, monkeys are playboys they used to get our crops like corns. They are wild monkeys but we also have our cultured monkey and my family used it as our pets.

I am looking forward for your visit dear... always take care in your travel

Your friend
@sorenkierkegaard
PHILIPPINES

Thank you for sharing this wonder, first time I see a golden monkey is beautiful, hopefully this species is preserved forever ... this is a sample of the majestic beauty that exists in the world! regards

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thank you for taking an interest edurley! They are a beautiful species and one definitely worth protecting, alongside all the other endangered animals. The world was created as a harmonious place with intricate balance to support diverse life. It's a shame that we had a large part in destroying many of the habitats of these animals leading to their decline.