When Ms. Yu saw a rare Assam macaque for sale on the street in China, her heart went out to it. As a result, she decided to take matters into her own hands and buy the baby monkey herself. However, footage taken after the macaque’s rescue showed just how traumatized the animal really was.
It’s fair to say that Ms. Yu is a fan of creatures great and small – so much so, in fact, that she is part of the Olive Tree Stray Animal Relief Association in Jinghong, China. And Jinghong itself is situated in the province of Yunnan – China’s most biodiverse region.
Yunnan boasts both snowy mountains and tropical rainforests, meaning a rich array of wildlife calls the province home. In fact, despite covering just four percent of the land in China, Yunnan contains around 780 species of birds and 250 species of mammals – including some that are endangered.