Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in cold climate


This 17 June 2019 video says about itself:

How Snub-Nosed Monkeys Adapted to Extreme Cold

Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys have several adaptations to deal with the cold: from upturned noses that protect them from frostbite, to special blood vessels that help them increase their oxygen uptake.

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Endangered Chinese giant salamander saved


This video is about endangered wild Chinese giant salamanders found near a river in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China’s Sichuan province on May 17, 2019.

One of the giant salamanders was stuck in a crevice. Police and villagers managed to save and free it.

White giant panda discovery in Sichuan, China


This January 2018 video is called Panda albino. However, this is not a real albino, as part of its fur is brown, not white; and its eyes are not red.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Completely white panda found in China

In China, conservationists have found a completely white panda. The characteristic black spots of its peers are missing.

The animal was caught in mid-April by a wildlife camera in a nature reserve in Sichuan province; where there are several nature reserves for the animal species. In the past, brown specimens have sometimes been found.

This 2017 video is about Qizai, the only brown panda in captivity.

Because the photo shows that the animal has red eyes, researchers think it is a unique albino specimen. Carriers of that genetic disorder have white fur and red eyes due to a lack of melanin pigment.

Extra cameras

According to the manager of the reserve, this is a young panda, one or two years old. The animal is in good health given its constant pace. The sex could not be determined based on the camera images.

The reserve will set up additional camera traps in the area to monitor the animal and to establish whether it has contact with other individuals in the area.

First ever landing on dark side of moon


This 2 January 2019 video says about itself:

First Photos: China Lands Probe on Dark Side of the Moon

China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first country to ever land on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth.

CHINA LANDS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON China became the first nation to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the country’s state-run media announced, a milestone that solidifies Beijing’s ambitions to become a world leader in space exploration. [HuffPost]

China’s landing of a scientific probe on the far side of the Moon has led to a rash of media speculation, in the US in particular, about a new international space race amid heightened tensions between the two countries over economic issues, including trade, and a massive American military build-up in Asia against China: here.

Seeds on board China’s Chang’e-4 mission have sprouted, marking the first time any biological matter has grown on the moon.

China’s lunar rover may have found minerals from the moon’s mantle. New observations could answer questions about how Earth’s nearest neighbor evolved. By Maria Temming, 1:00pm, May 15, 2019.

Israel’s first moon mission lost moments before landing. The spacecraft’s engine cut out just before it was to touch down in the Sea of Serenity. By Maria Temming, 5:06pm, April 11, 2019.

Dinosaur discoveries in Yunnan, China


This 30 November 2018 video says about itself:

This Chinese Region is a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Discoveries

Yunnan province in China is a haven for dinosaur remains – especially the Lufeng area. To date, it has yielded 76 complete specimens of Lufengosaurus – a plant-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic era.

Chinese abandoned village reclaimed by nature


This 9 November 2018 video says about itself:

The Abandoned Chinese Village that Nature Reclaimed

A deserted Chinese village called Houtouwan becomes completely overrun by vegetation, an urban world overrun by nature. The effect is so surreal that tourists from all over China stop by for a look.

Chinese monkeys win Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018


Chinese monkeys, photo by Marsel van Oosten

This photo by Marsel van Oosten from the Netherlands is the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.

It shows two golden snub-nosed monkeys, a male (in front) and a female, in a forest in the Qinling mountains in China.