Nilgiri Langur

The Nilgiri langur is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and it is endemic to Western Ghats. It has a glossy, dark brown coat and long, thick golden to brown fur on the head. It inhabits tropical wet evergreen, semi-evergreen and riparian forests as well as teak plantations, at altitudes of between 300 – 2,000 m above sea level.

This langur species form groups with one male and up to 23 females and young, who move through the forest eating the leaves of 102 plant species as well as some of their fruit, flowers and seeds.

 

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