Golden snub-nosed monkey baby passed around the troop; every female gets a cuddle

Here’s a National Geographic video about the Golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana)—a pretty accurate description of its appearance.  The baby comes in for some rough treatment when all the females want to hug it.

Here’s its range (it’s endangered because of habitat loss):

h/t: Vera

13 Comments

  1. merilee
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    🐾🐾

  2. rickflick
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Very touching. I’m sure there is a lesson here about how humans came to be touchy-feely creatures.

    • Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      They are merely capitulating to gender roles pressed upon them by the primatocracy.

      • rickflick
        Posted February 13, 2020 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

        LOL. All is well in the kingdom.

  3. Jenny Haniver
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    “Passed around”? You mean snatched around.

    Gosh, they’re like overweening human “aunties,” related or not. I’d be screeching, too.

  4. Mike Anderson
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    “Golden snub-nosed monkey baby passed around the troop…”

    I didn’t think this sentence was going to end well.

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    This is how they make the kids strong.

    • Mark R.
      Posted February 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I was thinking: tough love.

  6. Mark R.
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    The snub nose gives them a skeletal look. Day of the Dead monkeys. 💀
    Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re cute.

  7. Heather Hastie
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I know how the Aunties feel. I can never wait to get a cuddle either, though I do wait until it’s offered!

  8. Jeff J
    Posted February 14, 2020 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    The same thing happens when someone shows up with a newborn in my workplace.

  9. Andrea Kenner
    Posted February 17, 2020 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Poor baby!

  10. Posted February 17, 2020 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    So is the hug perhaps a common behaviour to the primate order?


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