A golden snub-nosed monkey infant plays with its mother in Shennongjia National Park in Hubei Province. (Photo: pic.hubeidaily.net)

Fourgolden snub-nosed monkeys were born at Shennongjia National Park in Hubei Province ina month, according to experts at the parkon April 8.

April 8marksthe International Day for the Protection of Rare Animals in the world.

Golden snub-nosed monkey is a rare and endangered species unique to China under national first-class protection.Thanks to the joint efforts of all sides, the number of the endangered mammal is on a steady rise.

According to the latest statistics, there are 1,470wild golden snub-nosed monkeys living in Shennongjia National Park. The number was just 501 in the 1980s.(en.hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)