The Hanuman Langur is grey washed with buff or silvery shades. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs. They are. Hanuman Langur (or Grey Langur). Scientific Name. Semnopithecus entellus. Range. Western Bangladesh and eastern India. Habitats. Forest. What do they eat. Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent.

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They inhabit arid habitats such as desert areas, dry open scrub, dry deciduous forests, but also tropical and subtropical evergreen rainforests, moist deciduous forest, broadleaf forest, subtropical pine forest, riverine forest, open park woods, mountain foothills, mountain forests, Himalayan lngur forests, temperate coniferous forest, sub-alpine forest, grasslands, meadows, scrub, scrub forests, and mixed grasslands. The dividing line between the two populations is roughly along a line across the Indian peninsula Roonwal et al.

Hanuman Langur

Leaves of trees and shrubs rank at the top of preferred food, followed by herbs and grasses. They live at altitudes up to 4, m 13, ft including areas that receive snowfall in the winter. J Bombay Nat Hist Soc. The rate of male replacement can occur quickly or slowly depending on the group. They are quadropedal and live both arboreally and terrestrially using their strong limbs to manuever rapidly through their environment.

Other population have seasonal reproduction. In multi-male groups, the highest ranking male fathers most of the offspring followed by the next ranking males and even outside males will father young. Some evidence suggests that multi-male groups are temporary and exist only in the transition period following a takeover during the mating season and soon split into uni-male and all-male groups. Langurs will raid crops and steal food from houses and this causes people to persecute them.


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Groves recognizes 7 species lqngur his taxonomy is followed herein. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Gray langurs are diurnalspending their nights in sleeping trees usually more than two near to one another in one study averaging around 12 m In India, langurs number at aroundThis is why they believe the Langurs hands and face are black.

Their hands and feet are black and they hanu,an long tails for balancing on tree limbs. Init was proposed that seven species should be recognized, with the majority considered monotypic.

In addition, females groom males more than the other way around. However, unlike some other colobines they do not depend on leaves and leaf buds of herbs, but will also eat coniferous needles and cones, fruits and fruit buds, evergreen petiolesshoots lanngur roots, seeds, grass, bamboofern rhizomes, mossesand lichens.

Since then, two other species have been moved from Trachypithecus to Llangur Some populations have only multiple-male groups as mixed sex groups, while others have only one-male groups as mixed sexed groups. Mammal Species of the World: However, if the mother dies, the infant usually follows. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

Langurs will raid crops and steal food from houses, and this causes people to persecute them. Infanticide is common among gray langurs. Himalayan populations experience strong seasonality in their habitat between cold winters temperatures can fall as low as Like the crab-eating macaque, both sexes show a dominance hierarchy, though it is less pronounced in female hanuman langurs than in female macaques.


Splaying their front feet out in this fashion enables these langur monkeys to lap up water easily. Asian Primates Journal 4 1: Himalayan gray langurs in Nepal spent their time feeding Although they occasionally drink, langurs get most of their water from the moisture in their food.

Langurs can be haniman near roads and can become victims of automobile accidents. Langurs mostly walk quadrupedally and spend banuman their time on and the ground and the other half in the trees. Explicit use of et al.

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They will also groom amongst themselves with grooming directed both up and down the dominance hierarchy. Hamuman and temperate forests, savannah, farmland, alpine scrub and desert edges. Gray langurs are primarily herbivores. Gir Lion Lodge is an exciting opportunity to stay Female gray langurs do not make it obvious that they are in estrous.

Langurs are also the first species lsngur to practive allomothering, when other members of the group help care for the infant. The natural habitat of gray langurs is threatened by encroachment and plantation and slash-and-burn agriculture. The gray langur is sometimes referred to as the Hanuman langur, named after the monkey-god Hanuman.

Gray langurs are recorded to make a number of vocalizations: They forage on agricultural crops and other human foods, and even accept handouts. Western red colobus P. When resting in trees, they generally prefer the highest branches.