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The Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) is found in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats in South India. 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. The animal is often seen encroaching into agricultural lands. Its diet consists of fruits, shoots and leaves. The species is endangered due to deforestation and poaching for its fur and flesh, the latter believed to have aphrodisiac properties. Brown Fur, Westerns Ghats, Glossy Black, Diet Consistency, South India, Nilgiri Hills, Long Tail, Agriculture Land, Black Fur
The Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) is an Old World monkey that lives only in the Western Ghats of South India. Only approximately 2,500 of these animals live scattered over several areas in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Lion-tailed Macaque ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates.
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.
Nilgiri Marten: The Nilgiri Marten is the only species of marten found in India,mostly occurs in the hills of the Nilgiris and Western Ghats. The arboreal Nilgiri Marten is occasionally descend from the trees, it 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.
~ Monkey ~ Chiang Mai, northern part of Thailand. The monkey is a Pig-Tailed Macaque, a unique primate that lives in Southeast Asia. This kind of monkey is very clever and can be trained to collect coconuts in Thailand and Sumatra. In Malaya they are trained by botanists to collect specimens from tops of trees