University of Southern California

Primatologist Dr Craig Stanford is the Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. He has conducted extensive field research on wild great apes, monkeys and other animals in East Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Dr Stanford has authored 16 books and more than 140 scholarly articles.

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Highest-living primate

Endemic to the Yun Ling Mountains of Tibet and Yunnan Province, China, the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) – also known as the black snub-nosed monkey – lives in coniferous forests, typically at elevations between 3,800 and 4,300 metres (12,467–14,107 feet), though sometimes venturing beyond the treeline up to 4,700 metres (15,419 feet).