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lion tailed macaque

Macaca silenus


Lion tailed macaque is an endangered species of macaque found only in few virgin tracts of forests in Western Ghats of South India


Tropical moist evergreen forests


Found in a group of around 30 members in Puthuthottam fragmented forests in valparai, Tamilnadu. We have seen the playing and eating around gua trees near stream close to the town. Also an important observation was regarding the territorial fight between a group of common macaque and this group of lion tailed macaque.

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Spectacular spotting !

Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting !! Please consider adding this spotting to the 'Tamil Nadu Biodiversity' mission at

dandoucette 8 years ago

What a confrontation in the video!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

The video is a great addition!

harsuame 8 years ago

Wow !!!

pamsai 8 years ago

that's a great video. It seems you were in the right place at the right time - with your camera. well done.

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 27, 2010
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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