Head and body length: 50 - 65 cm, Tail: 65 0 92 cm
Males approx. 14 kg, Females approx. 8.5 kg
Estimated at 260
Lowland tropical broadleaf monsoon forests in montane limestone formations
Phantom of the forest. Once presumed extinct, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey reappeared in 1989 like a ghost from the past and today clings to a precarious existence in a few locations. Large, cohesive bands of 25 - 80 individuals are organised around family groups, all raging and resting together. Active during the day, they move through the trees searching out edible leaves, fruits and seeds. When hunted, bands split into smaller units. But with their habitat being lost or disturbed at an alarming rate, its becoming harder and harder to vanish into the forest and leave the hunters behind.