IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 22

    Identify the fauna with the help of information given below:

  1. This fauna is a primate, endemic only to wet evergreen forests in western ghats of India
  2. This fauna comes under endangered species of India
  3. Omnivorous in nature, have black coat and have been largely affected by poachers as its meat has medicinal value.

Select the correct option from below:
[A] Nilgiri monkey
[B] Slender loris
[C] Brown palm civet
[D] Lion-Tailed Macaque
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[D] Lion-Tailed Macaque
Lion tailed macaque is a fauna endemic to Western Ghats only. It ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates. It is a diurnal rainforest dweller. It is a good climber and spends majority of its life in the upper canopy of tropical moist evergreen forests.