Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Spectacled Langur


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Trachypithecus obscurus
PROFILE:

Langurs are mostly arboreal (tree dwelling) and are excellent at brachiating, which is a type of locomotion that many arboreal primates use to move from tree to tree. The spectacled langur is named after the unique markings on its face. These markings resemble glasses or spectacles!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Primate, Cercopthecidae (Old World monkeys); subfamily Colobinae (leaf eaters)
NATIVE TO:
southeast Asia: Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Near threatened
DIET:
Foliverore (leaf eaters); although they do eat other parts of plants
LIFESPAN:
Unknown in the wild
SOCIAL STATUS:
Groups of up to 20, mostly females, with a young dominant male.
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