Discovered in 2010, the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has kept a very low profile, evading the searching eyes of scientists hoping for a look.
Despite more than a year of field surveys the monkey was only ever captured on camera traps, with FFI’s biologists yearning for direct sightings.
FFI team member Kaung Haung from the local Law Waw tribe was finally the first to encounter a large group of the elusive primates, while trekking through Kachin state to check on camera traps recently.
Full of excitement and with shaky hands he filmed the large band of snub-nosed monkeys leaping through the canopy up above him.
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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