The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey family, closely related to the baboons. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics, in groups called hordes. Their diet is omnivorous, consisting mostly of fruits and insects. #nature #photography #mytumblr
Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas. Their diet that depends highly on what is currently in season and abundant. Insects and evergreen leaves are eaten when others foods are less abundant and bark is only eaten when there is no other food available. The Gray Langur’s diet is high in strychnine, which can be harmful to animals. Therefore it will commonly ingest the gum of the Sterculia urens to counteract the effects.
The Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey because it lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year — no primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. There are two subspecies.
The Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus) roosts in large colonies of hundreds to thousands of individuals on large trees in rural and urban areas, close to agricultural fields, ponds and by the side of roads Also known as the greater Indian fruit bat, it lives in mainly forests. It feeds on a wide variety of fruits and flowers, both wild and cultivated. It travels long distances, up to 150 km to and from its roost, a night in search of fleshy berries.
Nilgiri Marten: The Nilgiri Marten is the only species of marten found in India and is mostly found in the hills of the Nilgiris and Western Ghats. The arboreal Nilgiri Marten occasionally descend from the trees to prey on birds, small mammals and insects. The Nilgiri marten is one of the largest and rarest Indian animal,with a body length of 55 to 65 cms. Periyar Tiger Reserve is the home for a large population of Nilgiri Marten.
Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), or simply the golden langur, is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western Assam, It is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Long considered sacred by many Himalayan people, the golden langur was first brought to the attention of science by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s. The golden langur has a black face and a very long tail. The coat of the adult golden langur ranges from cream to golden.