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
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.
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.
The Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) also known as three-striped palm squirrel, is found naturally south of the Vindhyas. The closely related five-striped palm squirrel Funambulus pennantii is found in northern India, and its range partly overlaps with this species. The palm squirrel is about the size of a large chipmunk, with a bushy tail slightly shorter than its body. The back is a grizzled, gray-brown colour with three conspicuous white stripes which run from head to tail.
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.
The Nilgiri tahr is a goat antelope found high up in the mountains of southern India. It is known locally as the Nilgiri ibex. It is the state animal of Tamil Nadu. These are extremely imposing animals with impressive horns that reach can 40 cm long. Males are significantly heavier than females, with a body weights up to twice as much - 100 kg for males versus 50 kg for females. These animals are sharp-sighted and able to spot danger approaching from below, but less aware of danger from above.