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Nilgiri Langur

Trachypithecus johnii

Description:

Found in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats in South India. Its range also includes Kodagu in Karnataka,Kodayar Hills in Tamil Nadu and many other hilly areas in Kerala and Tamil nadu. This primate has glossy black fur on its body and golden brown fur on its head. It is similar in size and long tailed like the gray langurs. Females have a white patch of fur on the inner thigh. It lives in troops of five to 16 monkeys. The species is endangered due to deforestation and poaching for its fur and flesh, the latter believed to have aphrodisiac properties. (From: Wikipedia)

Habitat:

The animal is often seen encroaching into agricultural lands. Its diet consists of fruits, shoots and leaves. (Wikipedia)

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2 Comments

Wonderful !

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

Interesting looking annimals. Long tails and the hair.

Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Kerala, India

Spotted on Oct 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 2, 2013

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