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47) These golden snub-nosed monkeys show the same pattern of contact. This type of touch, called a huddle, can occur when animals are resting or sleeping. Two golden snub-nosed monkeys, living in a Chinese research facility, embrace.

Notes: Two golden snub-nosed monkeys, living in a Chinese research facility, embrace.
Monkeys do huddle in cold weather for warmth. In the wild snub-nosed monkeys survive snowy winters. However all monkeys huddle, even in the hottest weather, for social contact.
Photo © by: Yan Kanghui

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