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GOLDEN LANGUR


GOLDEN LANGUR
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Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 0 N: 158] (1331)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 80, NIKKOR AF 300 mm f/1:4ED
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-30 8:47
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Points: 0
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“Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), or simply the golden langur, is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western Assam, India and in the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan.[5][6] It is one of the most endangered primate species of India.[6] 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.[7] In a part of Bhutan, it has hybridised with the Capped Langur T. pileatus.[8] Golden langur is known for its rich golden to bright creamish hair, a black face and a very long tail measuring up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in length. For the most part, the langur is confined to high trees where its long tail serves as a balancer when it leaps across branches. During the rainy season it obtains water from dew and rain drenched leaves. Its diet is herbivorous, consisting of ripe and unripe fruits, mature and young leaves, seeds, buds and flowers.”

-wikipedia


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