Hanuman Langur Monkey

The Hanuman Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) is a monkey from South Asia. It is also called the Grey Langur. It is a primate, and a mammal.

The Hanuman Langur is predominantly light-grey, with a black face, white crown, white chin, white nape, and white neck. Its belly is also whitish. It has black hands and black ears.

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

 

It measures 51-79 centimetres (20-31 inches) tall. Its tail measures 69-102 centimetres (27-40 inches) long.

The Hanuman Langur is from South Asia, in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and the Himalayas. It prefers forests and grasslands, and is often seen near urban settings around people.

It spends half of its time in the trees (arboreal) and half of its time on the ground (ground-dwelling). It is diurnal, active during the day.

It eats leaves, fruit, and flowers. It is herbivorous.

The Hanuman Langur is social, seen in groups. Females are pregnant for about 200 days, before giving birth to one live baby. The young are born with a covering of thin hair. Other monkeys will take care of the baby, not only its own mother and father. This is called alloparenting.

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

Hanuman Langur Monkey

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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