How to Draw a Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Tonkin Snub Nosed Monkey in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Tonkin Snub Nosed Monkey.

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How to Draw a Tonkin Snub Nosed Monkey - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start our monkey with the head. Draw a wide head with two small ears on either side.

Step 2: Now draw the face of the tokin snub-nosed monkey. Make two small eyes, a tiny dot for the nose, and a wide mouth. Draw a line that contours the face.

Step 3: Draw the right hand and extend it to the left. Remember to leave the hand open and continue the line downwards for the body.

Step 4: Draw the right hand and extend it downwards, and draw another human-like hand.

Step 5: Okay, a monkey needs legs! Draw both legs close together and near the right hand. This is because our tokin snub-nosed monkey is crouching in a tree!

Step 6: Draw two long sloping lines for the monkey's branch, and then add some detail to his body.

Step 7: Finally, draw the tail hanging down past the branch.

Interesting Facts about Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys are only found in Vietnam. They are active during the day and they are found tropical forests near karst limestone hills. The Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey is critically endangered. The illegal pet trade and hunting have made this monkey very rare. The Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey eats leaves, fruit, flowers, and seeds. They are a black and white monkey with a flat face and big blue rings under their eyes. They have very long tails that help them keep their balance while swinging through trees. Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys grow to be about 51 to 65 centimeters long with a tail almost as long as it’s whole body!

Did you know?

  • In 1989, people thought the Tokin Snub-Nosed Monkey was extinct. But in 1990, a small group was found near the Tuyen Quang Providence in Vietnam.
  • A Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey’s call sounds a little like “huu chhhk!”
  • Tokin Snub-Nosed Monkeys eat a variety of 52 plant species in their home area.
  • The only of its type found outside China. All its relatives are Chinese.
  • Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys are used in traditional Vietnamese folk medicine.

Activity: Draw the torso of a Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey. Let each child color the body and glue two full length pipe cleaners to the back. Bend the tops like legs and arms, now each child has their own Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey.