fans from all over the world have helped the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, aka the Sichuan golden hair monkey, or Gold Snub monkey, to go viral on social media, thanks to its resemblance to an Ewok. The little, furry creatures were first introduced in Return of the Jedi
back in 1983 and are described as "a diminutive species of furry bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor," by Wookieepedia. Some Star Wars fans dismissed the teddy bear-like creatures of being an merchandise cash grab by George Lucas
, but others are still holding out hope that we'll see them in a new adventure soon.
Live-action Ewok series confirmed! #StarWarshttps://t.co/K6Jdmha88z
— Chicago Force (@chicagoforcesw) April 10, 2021
The Golden Snub monkey is mostly found in Southwestern China, where it is endangered. Video of one of the monkeys started to gain some momentum on social media after Star Wars