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.
Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) mother and baby on the ground. All lemurs are endemic to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates after Madagascar became geographically isolated from Africa. Many lemur species are becoming increasingly rare due to habitat destruction. This lemur feeds mainly on leaves, as well as fruit, bark and flowers. On the ground, it moves by hopping in a bipedal fashion. The female rears a single baby.
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 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.