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Lion-tailed macaque

Macaca silenus

Description:

"The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India." "The hair of the lion-tailed macaque is black. Its outstanding characteristic is the silver-white mane which surrounds the head from the cheeks down to its chin, which gives this monkey its German name Bartaffe - "beard ape". The hairless face is black in colour. With a head-body length of 42 to 61 cm and a weight of 2 to 10 kg, it ranks among the smaller macaques. The tail is medium in length, about 25 cm, and has a black tuft at the end, similar to a lion's tail. The male's tail-tuft is more developed than that of the female."

Notes:

Spotted in the Trivandrum zoological park


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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Lat: 8.51, Long: 76.96

Spotted on Jun 27, 2016
Submitted on Jun 27, 2016

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