Dear readers: “Would you name a baby monkey?”

A female grey snub-nosed monkey infant is pictured when she reaches 13 days old at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 2, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A female grey snub-nosed monkey infant is pictured when she reaches 13 days old at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 2, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A photo shows the grey snub-nosed monkey family. From left to right are the infant’s sister Qianbao, the female infant, its mother Fanfan and father Tiantian, on April 2, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A photo shows the grey snub-nosed monkey family. From left to right are the infant’s sister Qianbao, the female infant, its mother Fanfan and father Tiantian, on April 2, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A photo shows a female grey snub-nosed monkey infant at 8 days old at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 28, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A photo shows a female grey snub-nosed monkey infant at 8 days old at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 28, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A female grey snub-nosed monkey infant is pictured at two days old in its mother’s arm at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 22, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

A female grey snub-nosed monkey infant is pictured at two days old in its mother’s arm at the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 22, 2024. /Photo provided to CGTN

We require our dearest innovative readers to name this new baby to the wildlife rescue center of Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.  

Grey snub-nosed monkey mother Fanfan and father Tiantian gave birth to a female infant on the evening of March 21, 2024. The newborn is now in a healthy condition. The parents were originally from the wild and sought refuge at the center due to prior injuries.

The Guizhou grey snub-nosed monkey is one of China’s most treasured endangered species, with only approximately 800 remaining worldwide, mainly inhabiting the mountainous forests of Fanjingshan at elevations of 500 to 2,000 meters above sea level.

The species was designated as a national first-level protected animal in 1989 and classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2008.