A Golden snub-nosed Monkey is a species that is native to China. They are most commonly found in the temperate forest regions of central and southern china, between sea level and 2000 meters. Golden monkeys are old world monkeys which means they do not have prehensile tails. Because of this fact the golden monkey uses its hands to gather food, make sleeping beds or even to assist with grooming itself.
The two subspecies of Golden snub-nosed Monkey are Cynocephalus temminckii temminckii and Cynocephalus temminckii aurantius both characterized by their orange/red face coloration, but C. t. aurantius has a lighter colored face than C. t. temminckii . while some facial features are shared among both subspecies, other features may be different from one to the next.
Also the head and body length is between 22-28 inches for golden monkeys with a tail that can range from 19-25 inches. The average weight is about 7 pounds for males and 5 pounds for females. These animals have a brown or grey fur coat further adding to their resemblance of a bear. Despite this simile they are not closely related to modern bears, but instead belong in the primates family making them distant relatives to humans as well as Chimpanzees and Orangutans . In recent years scientists have discovered that there are actually two distinct species of Golden monkey: Cynocephalus genus aurantius and Cercopithecus genus