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lion tailed macaque

Macaca silenus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Tropical moist evergreen forests

Notes:

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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6 Comments

Spectacular spotting !

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting !! Please consider adding this spotting to the 'Tamil Nadu Biodiversity' mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8050...

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

What a confrontation in the video!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

The video is a great addition!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Wow !!!

pamsai
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.

jyothish
Spotted by
jyothish

Tamil Nadu, India

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

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